Transgender Europe now headed by good King Stephen thinks with the American Psychiatric Association based on a fair unbiased review of current knowledge can result in a DSM-V that can move society toward a more rational and humane understanding of transgender people.
HA, HA you can’t negotiate with psychiatrists that make a good living out of the bogus mental illness classification of the true transsexual.
They acknowledge that the review process will go on for several years and the APA welcomes suggestions from laypersons as well as mental health professionals in this process.
It is an infringement of Human Rights to declare someone mentally ill and force him or her into psychiatric treatments because they have a birth defect.
What Transgender Europe should do is take the Department of Health to the European Court of Human Rights to force the National Health Service to cease it’s current unscientific demeaning and degrading practices. It is a sick joke by Caucasian males heterosexuals to invent a “real life test” that requires someone to spend months in drag before an effective body changing hormone regime can be obtained.
It is obscene that children who know they have the birth defect of a true transsexual have to go through body changing puberty before they get treatment when safe puberty delaying drugs are available.
This is Transgender Europe Press Release that good King Stephen must be pleased with…
Despite much scientific controversy, forms of transgender continue to be listed in the DSM IV of the American Psychological Association (APA), just as homosexuality once was, and in the ICD-10 of the World Health Organization (WHO) as psychological disorders. DSM and ICD are guideline manuals used in healthcare to standardise the definitions of what constitutes mental illness. Transgender Europe (TGEU) emphatically refuses this pathologisation and will assist the next reformulation of the DSM in a critical manner.”
We, the Steering Committee, are firmly of the conviction that the stigmatization, which in part is grounded in the mistaken assumption that gender variance is prima facie a medical disorder, is discriminatory. Furthermore, we cite the Yogyakarta Principles, Article 18:
No person may be forced to undergo any form of medical or psychological treatment, procedure, testing or be confined to a medical facility, based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Notwithstanding any classifications to the contrary, a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity are not, in and of themselves, medical conditions and are not to be treated, cured or suppressed.
A number of national governments and international bodies have passed resolutions in support of these principles: the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, Organization of American States.
Any revision of the DSM and the ICD must be carried out with full compliance to the Yogyakarta Principles.
Vienna, Nov 1st 2008 The Steering Committee of Transgender Europe
Sorry guys that’s not good enough you know it’s illegal get us an unreserved court judgment now as resolutions are not law but then good King Stephen knows that…