WHO released the new ICD and gender identity disorder is now gone! Woohoo! It’s now called gender incongruence and moves it from mental and behavioral disorders to a section on sexual health. Gender incongruence is defined by the WHO as; a marked and persistent incongruence between an individuals experienced gender and assigned sex.
“The WHO’s removal of ‘gender identity disorder ‘ from its diagnostic manual will have a liberating effect on transgender people worldwide.”
Medical professionals use the ICD and the DSM to diagnose patients and insurance companies also use the codes within them to allow required medically necessary procedures and for billing. Because the stigmatism of a mental disorder has followed us for more decades than was ever required it is a wonderful thing to see the WHO right a wrong, finally. This will, in my opinion, help not only with a true and beneficial diagnoses for us as a whole but it brings the ICD and the DSM closer together to similar definitions for our diagnosis as individuals and make it easier to become who we are supposed to have been born as.
For everyone who will transition this is great news especially if you have health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, the VA or Medicare there are state programs for health insurance. Search this website for posts regarding information on this. I gathered this information from a usnews.com article from May 31 2019. I wrote a post earlier this year or late last year mentioning this was on the way. It has finally arrived. Now time will tell which governments will modify laws to be consistent with these new guidelines. I’m not too hopeful our cretin of a President will work towards any changes in law for us except to restrict our rights.
My wife read me an article while we were driving to see movies at a theater 65 miles away from home. It was about a transgender woman who is a CEO and a phenomenal woman too. I just broke into tears when she read this to me. I will edit this post with info about the article so you too may read it. Be safe, love ❤️ and hugs 🤗
the article was in The Advocate and it was about Martine Rothblatt. Please give it a read, thank you so much.
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