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Peru Gives ‘Transsexualism’ Mental Health Disorder Designation

Concept of gender, health and development
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The Latin American country of Peru has officially declared that being transgender constitutes having a mental disorder, according to a recent report by ZeroHedge.

“Per the decree of President Dina Boluarte, transsexualism, dual-role transvestism, gender identity disorder in childhood, other gender identity disorders, and fetishistic transvestism are now recognized as mental disorders by the Peruvian Health Ministry.

“The decision was expectedly met with vitriol from LGBT+ groups who characterized Peru’s health ministry of effectively making trans people targets for persecution. Advocates against the measure highlighted how Boluarte’s decision to issue the decree on the eve of the 34th anniversary of the World Health Organization removing homosexuality from its International Classification Of Diseases, adding insult to injury and illustrating the political motivations behind the change in policy.

However, it wasn’t until 2022 that the diagnostic manual removed transgenderism as a mental disorder upon the recognition of the 11th edition of the ICD. Since then, many countries who have previously adopted the ICD have not revised their laws to incorporate its newest edition, including Peru.”

To read the entire article by ZeroHedge, click HERE.

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