Today, hundreds of activist groups throughout the world will gather to mark the 8th annual International Day for Trans Depathologization a global event to raise awareness about the limitations that abusive and discriminatory medical models place on transgender peoples basic rights.
Transgender activists are fighting a tide of stigma and discrimination, with roots deeply entwined in a medical system that has historically diagnosed this very desire to change as a mental health condition. Its currently referred to as gender dysphoria in the American Psychiatric Associations diagnostic manual and as gender identity disorders in the World Health Organizations International Classification of Diseases.
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