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World Health Organization Says Being Transgender No Longer Classified as Mental Illness

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(Worthy News) - Being transgender is no longer classified as a mental illness by the World Health Organization – a key sign of progress for an often-marginalized community.

WHO announced Monday that in its newly released edition of the International Classification of Diseases, gender incongruence will now be classified as a sexual health condition.

"By changing the class of this condition, the WHO is effectively saying to everyone and to the world that this is not a mental disorder and we support people who are transgender," Conti said. "It’s a really meaningful step because it promotes inclusivity, it promotes acceptance." [ Source: USA Today (Read More...) ]

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