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WHO May Stop Classifying Transgender ID as Mental Disorder

New guidebook will likely make big update

(Newser) - For years, being transgender has been considered a mental disorder that's listed in the World Health Organization's "International Classification of Diseases" guidebook under "gender identity disorders." But now the WHO is considering declassifying transgender identity as such in the guide's new edition, the first... More »

What It's Like to Have Gender Identity Disorder ... at Age 4

Zach Avery one of the youngest to be diagnosed with GID

(Newser) - Zach Avery was just three years old when he decided to live as a girl, wearing dresses and keeping his hair long. By four, he had become one of the youngest children in Britain to be diagnosed by NHS specialists with Gender Identity Disorder. "They told us that although... More »

After Failed Attempts, Inmate Sues for Sex Change

Ophelia De'lonta, born Michael Stokes, argues sex change is a medical necessity

(Newser) - Crouched in her cell, Ophelia De'lonta hoped three green disposable razors from the prison commissary would give her what the Virginia Department of Corrections would not—a sex change. She’s tried herself many times, but failed to get rid of "that thing" between her legs. De'lonta... More »

Allowing Children to Choose Gender Is Slippery Slope

Parents' inclination to let children decide what's best raises all sorts of questions

(Newser) - For parents raising boys who profess to be girls and vice versa, puberty blockers may seem a godsend, writes Hanna Rosin in a look at gender—and transgender children—in the Atlantic. Boys will emerge from their teens with no Adam's apple, girls will bypass menstruation, allowing them to live... More »

Transgender Con Upset Over Fading Femininity

Killer suing for surgery wants more treatment

(Newser) - A prisoner who has sued for a sex-change operation has complained that treatments to feminize her body have stopped, the AP reports. “My breasts have shrunk, genitals have regained previous size, facial hair is thicker,” Michelle Kosilek, formerly Robert, wrote in a letter to the court considering the... More »

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