“Forced medical and psychiatric exams can be classified as torture or inhuman treatment”

Cianán Russell, our Senior Policy Officer talked to Euronews about mental health diagnosis requirements for legal gender recognition in Europe: “Forced medical and psychiatric exams can be classified as torture or inhuman treatment”. In Europe, 33 countries require a mental health diagnosis before identity documents can be adapted. However the WHO removed transgender health issues from its list of mental illnesses in 2018. “It will take years for this new version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) to be implemented globally, with some countries, such as the USA, indicating that they have no short-term intention to implement the new system,” Russell said.
Read the news article from Euronews.
For the longer version of the article in German, visit this page.

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