Between DSM and ICD: Paraphilias and the Transformation of Sexual Norms

  title={Between DSM and ICD: Paraphilias and the Transformation of Sexual Norms},
  author={Alain Giami},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • A. Giami
  • Published 2 May 2015
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
The simultaneous revision of the two major international classifications of disease, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Diseases, serves as an opportunity to observe the dynamic processes through which social norms of sexuality are constructed and are subject to change in relation to social, political, and historical context. This article argues that the classifications of sexual disorders, which define pathological aspects of… 

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