WHO to stop classifying transgender people as having ‘mental disorder’

UNITED NATIONS: The World Health Organization (WHO), a UN agency, will no longer categorize being transgender as a “mental disorder”, after a resolution to amend its health guidelines was approved May 25.

WHO approved a resolution to remove “gender identity disorder” from its global manual of diagnoses, in a move that will have a “liberating effect on transgender people worldwide,” says Human Rights Watch.–DT

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