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WHO recognises that being transgender is not a mental illness

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:55 PM

Years after discourse surrounding gender incongruence has evolved, the World Health Organisation declassified it as a mental health problem. It has now moved being transgender to sexual health conditions. The organisation defines 'gender incongruence' as a person's experienced gender being different from their assigned sex. Up until now, the WHO classified transgender persons as 'mentally ill'.