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  • n. Alternative spelling of pathologization.


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  • It’s a risky move, and while de-pathologisation is important, it needs to be done so that trans people are still able to transition safely and cheaply.

    Transsexuality will no longer be classified in France as a mental illness

  • That same pathologisation results in gender variant children being subjected to so-called reparative therapies by parents and mental health professionals that regard adult transsexuality or homosexuality as a “bad outcome”.

    Looking back, pushing forward

  • Transgender Europe (TGEU) emphatically refuses this pathologisation and will assist the next reformulation of the DSM in a critical manner.

    TGEU Policy Statement on DSM Reform

  • The language used in the report indicated a movement away from the usual language of pathologisation and medicalisation so often heard in the United Kingdom when government authority figures and other official bodies get together to discuss how to progress human rights issues for transpeople.

    Questioning Transphobia

  • As evidence, we cited the historical pathologisation of homosexuality along with the hysterisation of the female body, both of which are now widely recognised as bad medicine, but designated as Truth in previous years.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • There is also the blessing / curse of the medicalisation and pathologisation of transgenderism / transsexualism.


  • What actually do you mean by pathologisation of transgenderism?


  • What does concern me is if, in the forthcoming DSM-V revision, the condition is either completely decategorised (I believe that would allow healthcare authorities such as Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and specialist healthcare insurers worldwide to stop offering support and essential services to us) or recategorised into such an extreme paraphilia that we are even more stigmatised by its pathologisation.

    Transsexuality will no longer be classified in France as a mental illness


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