Minding the body: Situating gender identity diagnoses in the ICD-11

  title={Minding the body: Situating gender identity diagnoses in the ICD-11},
  author={Jack Drescher and Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis and Sam Winter},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={568 - 577}
Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of revising the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) and ICD-11 has an anticipated publication date of 2015. The Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health (WGSDSH) is charged with evaluating clinical and research data to inform the revision of diagnostic categories related to sexuality and gender identity that are currently included in the mental and… 

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