Gender Diversity in Childhood: A Human Right

Gender Diversity in Childhood: A Human Right Arch Sex Behav (2017) 46:2519–2520 COMMENTARY ON WI NTER ET AL. ( 2016) Amets Suess-Schwend Received: 1 January 2017 / Accepted: 5 January 2017 / Published online: 18 January 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Over the last few years, an increased discussion on the appro- Gender diverse children do not need access to hormone treat- priateness of removing or maintaining the diagnostic code‘‘Gen- ments and surgical interventions related to the gender transition der Incongruence of Childhood’’(GIC), proposed in the ICD-11 process, and it would not be appropriate to provide them. The lack Beta Draft, can be observed. As mentioned by Winter, De Cuypere, of clinical utility is one of the main arguments mentioned against Green, Kane, and Knudson (2016), the removal of the GIC code has the GIC code in the WPATH Membership Survey, apart from its been supported by international trans activist networks, health pro- pathologizing character, the risk of increased stigmatization, and fessionals, individual scholars, as well as the European Parliament. the limited validity of the diagnosis (Winter et al., 2016). The only The World Professional Association for Transgender Health health care some (but not necessarily all) gender diverse pre-ado- (WPATH) revealed a split Archives of Sexual Behavior Springer Journals

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