Depathologizing Sexual Orientation and Transgender Identities in Psychiatric Classifications

  title={Depathologizing Sexual Orientation and Transgender Identities in Psychiatric Classifications},
  author={Rebeca Robles and Tania Real and Geoffrey M. Reed},
  journal={Consortium Psychiatricum},
Introduction. This article presents the history and rationales of conceptualization and classification of homosexuality and transgender identity in both ICD and DSM. We review the efforts that have been made (and those that remain pending) to improve psychiatric classifications with new scientific knowledge, changing social attitudes and human rights standards. Method. We conducted a literature search of the classification of homosexuality and transgender identity as mental disorders. Result… 

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