Iranian Gender-Nonconforming Children Will Not Benefit from the Omission of Gender Incongruence in Children Diagnosis

Iranian Gender-Nonconforming Children Will Not Benefit from the Omission of Gender Incongruence... Arch Sex Behav (2017) 46:2509–2510 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-016-0888-y COMMENTARY ON WI NTER ET AL. ( 2016) Iranian Gender-Nonconforming Children Will Not Benefit from the Omission of Gender Incongruence in Children Diagnosis 1 1,2 1,2 • • • Behzad S. Khorashad Ali Talaei Mohammad Reza Fayyazi Bordbar 1,2 1,3,7 1,4 • • • Morteza Modares-Gharavi Rahim Vakili Rahim Taghavi Razavizadeh 1,6 1,5 Laleh Koohestani Mozhgan Afkhamizadeh Received: 17 October 2016 / Accepted: 19 October 2016 / Published online: 27 October 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 The current proposal for the World Health Organization’s Ele- First of all, the presence of a GIC diagnosis in the ICD-11, as the venth Revision of the International Statistical Classification of most widely used health diagnostic manual, helps to shed light on Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) is to retain the a taboo in traditional societies such as ours. In our society, a binary Gender Incongruence in Childhood (GIC) diagnosis in the ICD- understanding of gender and sexuality is culturally hegemonic, 11 though to remove it from ICD-11’s chapter on Mental and and there is great intolerance toward gender-nonconforming Behavioral Disorders. While proponents of removing the GIC behaviors. For instance, consider the ‘‘clinical’’ arguments http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Sexual Behavior Springer Journals

Iranian Gender-Nonconforming Children Will Not Benefit from the Omission of Gender Incongruence in Children Diagnosis

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Public Health; Social Sciences, general
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0004-0002
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1573-2800
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10.1007/s10508-016-0888-y
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