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OII Australa/OII NZ release submission on DSM-5 and SOC-7

OII Australia, together with OII Aotearoa/NZ, has recently released a submission [PDF] to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), regarding the draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition.

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The APA is the body that, until 1973, classified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The APA currently regards gender non-conformity to be a disorder, including gender non-conformity by intersex people.

OII Australia states:

We regard the proposed classification of “gender dysphoria” as problematic in the way it relates to intersex people who reject an arbitrarily assigned gender. We also reject pathologising language that defines intersex variations as ‘disorders of sex development’.

We regard “gender dysphoria” to be a form of minority stress, a result of problematizing gender variance.

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