Where Christ Did Not Go: Men, Women and Frusculicchi

Monash Bioethics Review 29 (4):1-22 (2011)

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Gender Identity Disorder is classified as a mental illness and included in the DSM-IV and ICD-10. It will also be included in the DSM-V. The psychiatric diagnosis, in spite of some apparent advantages, has significant psychological and social adverse implications. This paper discusses some of the main epistemological reasons to consider gender variance as a mental disorder. It will also evaluate whether reasons of other kinds may justify the inclusion of gender variance amongst mental illnesses.
Keywords Mental Illness   Psychiatric Diagnosis   Gender Identity   Gender Variance   Gender Dysphoria
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