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Text Share from TGNS – Transgender Network Switzerland – In wie Weit deutsche Lobbyvertreter, Behörden… dort wieder mitmischen, ist noch unklar. 

„UPDATE ON ICD-11: DEADLINE FOR COMMENTARY JUNE 1, 2017

Offensichtlich scheinen von Seiten der WHO – in Bezug auf die ab Mai 2018 zu erwartende Version ICD-11 – Überlegungen im Gange, die „Gender-Inkongruenz“ im F(6) Kapitel, also unter den psychischen Störungen, zu belassen.

Dagegen müssen wir Widerstand leisten!

Im untenstehenden Text von WPATH gibt es Anregungen, wie man sich einbringen kann.

Achtung: nur noch bis 1. Juni möglich!

Dear WPATH Members,

We write to you today to urge you to support the inclusion of two key proposals for revisions to ICD-11; specifically, that there should be a chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health, and that diagnoses employed to facilitate transgender people’s access to gender affirming healthcare, Gender Incongruence, should be among those placed in this chapter. Both proposals have been widely supported by those involved in sexual health, and more specifically in the provision of healthcare to transgender people. As we approach the final year before the ICD-11’s anticipated approval, it has come to our attention that each of these proposals may now be under threat.

We strongly support these proposals; however, we are deeply concerned that, in the absence of the proposed chapter, the Gender Incongruence diagnoses may remain in the ICD’s Mental and Behavioural Disorders chapter. Whilst a diagnosis of some kind is important in some health systems for enabling access to services, we would view with dismay the classification of gender incongruence as a mental disorder. Such a classification would run counter to what the research literature tells us about transgender people, and would be at odds with mainstream professional opinion. We believe it would result in continued harm to transgender people.

To give our opinion the greatest impact, we hope you will spend a few moments to register your support today with WHO. Please click the following link to the ICD 11 Beta Website: http://apps.who.int/classifications/icd11/browse/l-m/en. You will then be asked to register and create a login profile (http://apps.who.int/classifications/icd11/trainingvideos/) and finally add commentary (http://apps.who.int/…/3rd%20video%20Comments%20and%20SAQs.h…).

In addition to adding some words of your own, we strongly recommend that you include the following two paragraphs:

We (I) urge the World Health Organization to remain fully committed to inclusion of a chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health in ICD-11 in the version to be presented for approval at the World Health Assembly. We (I) also urge WHO member states to support the proposed chapter.

We (I) urge the World Health Organization to remain fully committed to locating the proposed diagnosis of Gender Incongruence of Adolescence and Adulthood within the chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health. We (I) also urge member states to support the proposed placement.

The deadline for the comment period is June 1, 2017. We, therefore, encourage you to share this widely with your networks and support the proposed chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health and placing the proposed diagnosis of Gender Incongruence of Adolescence and Adulthood within that chapter. Please take this action in support of transgender health before June 1, 2017.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Gail Knudson MD, MEd, FRCPC
President, WPATH

On behalf of the WPATH Board of Directors“

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