Gender Dysphoria: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

  title={Gender Dysphoria: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back},
  author={Arlene Istar Lev},
  journal={Clinical Social Work Journal},
  • A. Lev
  • Published 18 July 2013
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Social Work Journal
The long-awaited DSM-5 has finally been published, generating controversy in many areas, including the revised diagnostic category of Gender Dysphoria. This commentary contextualizes the history and reform of the pathologization of diverse gender identities and expressions, within a larger perspective of examining psychological viewpoints on sexual minority persons, and the problems with continuing to label gender identities and expressions as pathological or disordered. 
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