World Health Organization removes Gender Identity Disorder from list of mental illnesses

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GENEVA, Switzerland, May 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed Gender Identity Disorder from its list of mental illnesses. According to Human Rights Watch, the change was finalized on Friday, March 25 at the 72nd World Health Assembly, the WHO’s chief decision-making body. The elimination of Gender Identity Disorder as a pathology was part of the eleventh revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11). The WHO indicated that the revised catalogue will come into effect in January 2022.

Human Rights Watch, an non-governmental organization (NGO) in New York City, indicated that the change was made due to “an evolving scientific understanding of gender” and pressure from international transexual activists. In a “joint statement on ICD-11 process for trans & gender diverse people,” transexualist advocacy group GATE had demanded the removal of “trans-related categories” out of the ICD chapter on mental health, the expurgation of “remaining pathologizing language” and “advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage.”

According to Human Rights Watch, many governments require a diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder before allowing people to change their names and sexes on official documents. Human Rights Watch noted also that In 2012, the American Psychiatric Association revised its own manual to expunge “gender identity order.” Unwilling to dispense entirely with the concept, it added the term “gender dysphoria,” which means unhappiness caused by “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”

The pro-LGBT organization welcomed the WHO’s decision because it wants people, especially young people, who call themselves transgender to be able to receive medical assistance without feeling the stigma of mental illness.

World Health Organization removes Gender Identity Disorder from list of mental illnesses

About time. All the hate against Transgender people has to stop.
 
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Transgenderism is still mental illness even if the WHO says it isn't.

Boys have a penis
Girls have a vagina.

Even kindergartners know this. Unfortunately Leftists do not.
 

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Transgenderism is still mental illness even if the WHO says it isn't.

Boys have a penis
Girls have a vagina.

Even kindergartners know this. Unfortunately Leftists do not.
So you think you are more "knowledgeable" in this area vs. actual health experts?

Of course, you do. Based on what I have no idea.

And why do you keep inserting "leftists" into just about every post you make

Just like abortion, there are conservative people who are trans.
 

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So you think you are more "knowledgeable" in this area vs. actual health experts?

Of course, you do. Based on what I have no idea.

And why do you keep inserting "leftists" into just about every post you make

Just like abortion, there are conservative people who are trans.
Yes, he is. Who cares if they are Conservative, liberal, Independent.

If they have a Penis they are male... GENDER ISN'T MENTAL it is physical.

Now you can change your gender surgically, that is a totally different topic.
 
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So you think you are more "knowledgeable" in this area vs. actual health experts?
Yes

Those "health experts" have lost their minds.

The Bible tells us this will happen

Romans 1

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
 
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GENEVA, Switzerland, May 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed Gender Identity Disorder from its list of mental illnesses. According to Human Rights Watch, the change was finalized on Friday, March 25 at the 72nd World Health Assembly, the WHO’s chief decision-making body. The elimination of Gender Identity Disorder as a pathology was part of the eleventh revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11). The WHO indicated that the revised catalogue will come into effect in January 2022.

Human Rights Watch, an non-governmental organization (NGO) in New York City, indicated that the change was made due to “an evolving scientific understanding of gender” and pressure from international transexual activists. In a “joint statement on ICD-11 process for trans & gender diverse people,” transexualist advocacy group GATE had demanded the removal of “trans-related categories” out of the ICD chapter on mental health, the expurgation of “remaining pathologizing language” and “advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage.”

According to Human Rights Watch, many governments require a diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder before allowing people to change their names and sexes on official documents. Human Rights Watch noted also that In 2012, the American Psychiatric Association revised its own manual to expunge “gender identity order.” Unwilling to dispense entirely with the concept, it added the term “gender dysphoria,” which means unhappiness caused by “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”

The pro-LGBT organization welcomed the WHO’s decision because it wants people, especially young people, who call themselves transgender to be able to receive medical assistance without feeling the stigma of mental illness.

World Health Organization removes Gender Identity Disorder from list of mental illnesses

About time. All the hate against Transgender people has to stop.
Mental disorders have nothing to do with hate. They have to do with significant functional impairment and/or psychological distress. People can be psychologically distressed about anything.

Maybe this disorder isn't an agreeable disorder in and of itself, the same way homosexuality is in and of itself not a disorder. But people's concept of themselves and how that plays into their functioning, relationships, et cetera can be associated with all sorts of dysfunctional and/or distress. That doesn't mean the person who is distressed and/or dysfunctional is "hated" by the people who describe that state as a disorder.

We can twist the labels in any direction we want. If we're deciding this isn't a disorder any more, the people who would otherwise be considered to have it will just be called "transgendered people who happen to have a complex form of anxiety/depression/agitation/etc." Ok, fine. We'll go with that then.
 
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Yes

Those "health experts" have lost their minds.

The Bible tells us this will happen

Romans 1

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
Odd, nothing in those verses refer to transgender people.

And you have no idea if some of them are Christian as well.
 
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Odd, nothing in those verses refer to transgender people.

And you have no idea if some of them are Christian as well.
If they are Christian, the transgenders will repent of what they've done to themselves and they will repent of their homosexuality.
 
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