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WHO Moving Toward Delisting Transgender As Mental Disorder In Medical Codebook

New York Times: WHO Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders
“The World Health Organization is moving toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, with a new study lending additional support to a proposal that would delete the decades-old designation. The change, which has so far been approved by each committee that has considered it, is under review for the next edition of the WHO codebook, which classifies diseases and influences the treatment of patients worldwide…” (Belluck, 7/26).

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