The ICD Diagnoses of Fetishism and Sadomasochism

  title={The ICD Diagnoses of Fetishism and Sadomasochism},
  author={Odd Reiers{\o}l and Svein Skeid},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={243 - 262}
Abstract In this article we discuss psychiatric diagnoses of sexual deviation as they appear in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)the internationally accepted classification and diagnostic system of the World Health Organization (WHO). Namely, we discuss the background of three diagnostic categories: Fetishism (F65.0), Fetishistic Transvestism (F65.1), and Sadomasochism (F65.5). Pertinent background issues regarding the above categories are followed by a critique of the… 

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