The DSM-5 and the Politics of Diagnosing Transpeople

@article{Davy2015TheDA,
  title={The DSM-5 and the Politics of Diagnosing Transpeople},
  author={Zowie Davy},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={1165-1176}
}
  • Zowie Davy
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • In the DSM-5, there has been a change in the diagnosis for transpeople of all ages from Gender Identity Disorder (GID) to Gender Dysphoria (GD), in part to better indicate the distress that transpeople may experience when their gender identity feels incongruent. The Workgroup for Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, chaired by Kenneth J. Zucker, was employed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to update the DSM-5’s GID diagnosis reflecting contemporary scientific knowledge… CONTINUE READING
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