As the calendar approaches the most colorful month of the year, Pride Month (June), the World Health Organization (WHO) finally got things right with notable changes to their global manual of diagnoses. According to BBC News, WHO now accepts that “Transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioural disorders.” Going forward, transgender health and issues of “gender incongruence” can be found under a chapter on sexual health.
While this announcement is considered to have a “liberating effect on transgender people worldwide,” there is still caution that transgender is noted under sexual health, as if a choice to exercise.
According to BBC News countries have until 2022 to put changes in place.
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