Sweden is finally going to stop classifying transgender people as ‘mentally ill’

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Sunday 29 January 2017 15:30
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Sweden will no longer be classifying transgender people as mentally ill.

The country’s main health authority, the Socialstyrelsen announced on Friday that it will stop automatically applying the diagnosis of ‘gender dysphoria’ to transgender people.

The decision came following the World Health Organisation’s update to its registry in October 2016, where it removed the classification of transsexuals from a chapter relating to mental illness.

The decision, for many, was long overdue.

We are not ill!

Others are just happy that it’s finally happening

The implementation will not be immediate, as it will have to be incorporated it into the country’s own version of the health manual.

HT The Local

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