, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 288-296
Date: 18 Jul 2013

Gender Dysphoria: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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Abstract

The long-awaited DSM-5 has finally been published, generating controversy in many areas, including the revised diagnostic category of Gender Dysphoria. This commentary contextualizes the history and reform of the pathologization of diverse gender identities and expressions, within a larger perspective of examining psychological viewpoints on sexual minority persons, and the problems with continuing to label gender identities and expressions as pathological or disordered.