Ending pathological practices against Trans and Intersex bodies in Africa / Iranti.

[Johannesburg, South Africa] : Iranti-org, [2016]


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The booklet summarizes the history of trans and intersex pathologization, healthcare access and activism and highlights the processes undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) in updating its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). ICD 10, adopted in 1990, classifies trans and gender-diverse persons under the chapter on mental and behavioural disorders, while the various categories of intersex conditions have been placed in a wide range of chapters focusing on physical and genetic disorders. It is this pathologization, psycho-pathologization and cis-normative language which Iranti and groups like it have strongly campained against, as it reinforces stereotypes and more often than not results in inhumane corrective procedures. ... The toolkit further outlines the work that still needs to be done with regard to ICD 11 and other medical resources pertaining to transgender and intersex healthcare, and will navigate the reader easily through the various aspects of transgender healthcare and the importance of depathologising trans identities in order to improve the standard of living for trans and intersex persons both globally and in Africa. -- Summary with edits from the Iranti.org web page.
  • Publisher data from the Iranti home page at http://www.iranti-org.co.za/about.html , last viewed 20180314.
  • Iranti (from the Yoruba word for 'memory') is a media advocacy organisation that defends the rights of Lesbians, Transgender and Intersex persons in Africa.
  • Also available in Swahili online at Iranti.org.
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ICD 2016
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