The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced the end of the CIE-11 and published online the original version. The link will be shared in the next hour, once the embargo is finished.
The announcement does not mark the end of the process of the ICD-11, but the beginning of a new phase, focused on the implementation and evaluation at the country level. The new version of the ICD will be presented for its final approval in the World Health Assembly on May of 2019.
As will be anticipated, all the categories related to trans people have been deleted of the CIE’s chapter on mental and behaviour disorders. At the same time, new categories have been incorporated in relation to trans people: adolescence and adulthood gender inconsistency and childhood gender inconsistency. These categories have been included in a new chapter of the CIE, the chapter 17 on conditions related with sexual health. Therefore, the WHO determines that being a trans person or a diverse gender person it does not mean suffering from a mental disorder. Today, a shameful history of pathologization, institutionalization, “conversion” and sterilization come to an end.
The work of depathologizing lives of trans and diverse gender is far from and end:
To review and analyse the results of the CIE-11 process, to plan the next steps and to organize the global strategies, at the ICD-11 international initiative, the partner organizations will organize a set of web seminaries, ¡stay tuned!
GATE, AKAHATA, TGEU, APTN, ILGA, Coalición Trans-postsoviética, Iranti.org, STP International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization
Translation: Javiera Saavedra R.