Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 288–296

Gender Dysphoria: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Clinical Social Work Forum

DOI: 10.1007/s10615-013-0447-0

Cite this article as:
Lev, A.I. Clin Soc Work J (2013) 41: 288. doi:10.1007/s10615-013-0447-0


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.


Transgender Gender Diagnosis GID Gender dysphoria Gender identity LGBT Trans LGBTQ 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WelfareState University New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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