GATE is opening a call for applications to participate in our International Working Group on Trans and Gender Diverse Depathologization – TGDepath.
International Classification of Diseases
The ICD-11 is to be voted in at the 72nd World Health Assembly. After moving trans-related categories out of the Chapter on Mental Health, the next steps in the process include getting rid of the remaining pathologizing language and advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage.
Organisations from across the world have signed a joint statement and Call to Action to join with us in working together to fully dismantle pathologization. Trans identities are formally de-psycho-pathologized in the ICD-11.
More than 50 intersex-led organisations and groups from every region of the world have signed a joint statement to the World Health Organization condemning the repathologisation of intersex variations as “disorders of sex development” in the WHO International Classification of Diseases 11 (ICD-11), and medical classifications that promote early surgical intervention to “fix” intersex bodies.
GATE calls on WHO to amend the ICD-11 to break the link between classifications of diseases and violations of human rights.
The unfolding news of the World Health Organization removing trans-related categories from the chapter on mental health at the International Classification of Diseases, while a welcome step forward in depathologization of trans identities, makes necessary for us to express our disagreement and discomfort with a rationale made explicit by WHO.
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool produced by the World Health Organization (WHO). A new version, called ICD-11, is expected to be… Read More »GATE Submission to WHO on Intersex Issues in the process of ICD reform
This document contains recommendations submitted to WHO in 2013 concerning the proposed category of “Gender Incongruence of Childhood”.
This document discusses alternative models for trans health classifications in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) for the ICD-11.