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Dr. Lale Say of the World Health Organization answers questions about changes in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases. (WHO/YouTube)

Almost 30 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the Mental Disorders section of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) when the 10th revision, ICD-10, was published in 1992. However, a condition they labeled as “gender identity disorder” remained under the heading of a mental illness as well as several conditions related to anxiety or depression due to sexuality and gender identity.

But on June 18, 2018, that changed with the publication of the 11th edition of the ICD.

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