Peru removes transsexuality and transvestism from mental disorders

Peru removes transsexuality and transvestism from mental disorders

Lime – He Ministry of Health of Peru ordered the cessation of the use of the terms “transsexualism” and “transvestism” in the Mental and Behavioral Disorders chapter of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)and replaced them due to gender discord, after the controversy generated by their inclusion in that registry.

A ministerial resolution published this Tuesday in the official newspaper El Peruano specified that the diagnoses withdrawn from the ICD-10 are the “transsexualism“, “dual role crossdressing”, childhood gender identity disorder, other gender identity disorders, gender identity disorder not otherwise specified, and egodystonic sexual orientation.

In this sense, the Peruvian ministry provides for the use of diagnoses of gender discordance in adolescence or adulthood, gender discordance in childhood, gender discordance without specification and advice related to the behavior and sexual orientation or sexual relations of people, in a chapter referring to the factors that influence health status and contact with health services.

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