Being Human

Being Human Arch Sex Behav (2017) 46:2517–2518 COMMENTARY ON WI NTER ET AL. ( 2016) Elizabeth Riley Received: 30 November 2016 / Accepted: 9 January 2017 / Published online: 18 January 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Winter, De Cuypere, Green, Kane, and Knudson (2016)have Cohen-Kettenis, and Winter (2012, p. 575) noted that‘‘third party provided much needed input to the discussion on the inclusion of payers in many parts of the world rarely reimburse services the Gender Incongruence of Childhood (GIC) diagnosis in the offered in relation to these types of codes [meaning Z-Codes].’’ proposed ICD-11. The survey highlights the divisiveness of This information, if true, would likely have a significant bearing professionals regarding the need for a GIC diagnosis in the ICD- on participants’ responses. It is also acknowledged, however, that 11, the responses to Z-Codes, and reiterated WHO’s commit- decisions on coverage are also linked to broader political deci- ment to maintain a global perspective. However, there are some sions, including aspects of health promotion and prevention. key points worthy of further discussion. Winter et al. mentioned that‘‘…it is important to ensure that the The survey showed that practitioners in the U.S. were the categories and descriptions Archives of Sexual Behavior Springer Journals

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