Tha Daily Mail – Transgender health issues will no longer be classified as a mental and behavioral disorder by the World Health Organization. Instead transgender will be listed under a chapter on sexual health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been praised by doctors and advocates for removing the stigma around transgender people in its latest changes to the global manual of diagnoses. A WHO expert said they now understand that transgender is “not actually a mental health condition.”
“It was taken out from mental health disorders because we had a better understanding that this was not actually a mental health condition, and leaving it there was causing stigma,” Dr Lale Say said to the BBC.