The classification of transgender as an illness

Do NOT let anyone convince you being trans means you’re sick or mentally ill! 

Transgender is included in the mental illness category because without a medical diagnosis, we cannot receive physical and mental healthcare. It is ONLY a logistical thing to access healthcare. 

Trans activists around the world are working on a medical classification that does not imply that we are sick or mentally ill (depathologisation). 

The system is what it is. Use it to get the care you need, but NEVER allow the medical language and diagnosis nonsense to let you or others see you as ill, disordered or sick. 

It is not we who are sick, but the medical institution and society at large which dictates we need to be medically classified as ill before treating us, rather than treating us because we’re human beings with human rights and the right to access healthcare.


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