WHO drops 'transgender' from its list of mental disorders

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WHO drops 'transgender' from its list of mental disorders

May 29, 2019 14:43 IST

Transgender is no longer classified as a mental disorder according to the World Health Organisation. The move comes after an amendment to its guidelines approved on May 25th. 'Gender identity disorder' will be removed from WHO's global manual of diagnoses. The updated version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases will rename 'Gender identity disorder to "gender incongruence" and it will now be a chapter under sexual health.

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