Stop trans pathologisation worldwide

On the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation, October 21, Amnesty International calls for an end to trans pathologisation: the treatment of trans identities as “mental health disorders.” The WHO is currently in the process of drafting an updated edition, ICD-11. Amnesty International welcomes the proposal to create a new category, ‘Gender incongruence of Adolescence/Adulthood’ in a new chapter on ‘Conditions related to Sexual Health.’ This inclusion, if accepted, would end the classification of “transsexualism” and “gender identity disorder” as “mental and behavioural disorders,” destigmatize individuals and strengthen their human rights, while ensuring that individuals retain access to gender-affirming healthcare and its coverage.

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