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Resources for trans, gender diverse & intersex communities, linking to key guidelines and updates from UN bodies
GATE is opening a call for applications to participate in our International Working Group on Trans and Gender Diverse Depathologization – TGDepath.
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.
On this World Health Day we call for urgent change. It is necessary to put an end to all medically unnecessary and personally unconsented “normalizing” procedures, but it is not enough. For that change to become real, it is also necessary to ensure intersex youth’s access to information, counselling, systematic and individual advocacy and support, positive representation.
Today, GATE joins the observation of World Mental Health Day, instituted by the World Health Organization with the purpose of “raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health”. On World Mental Health Day 2018, let’s build together a time of change, one in which all of us can thrive, not just survive.
GATE calls on WHO to amend the ICD-11 to break the link between classifications of diseases and violations of human rights.