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The Rocky Road to Removing Gender Dysphoria from DSM-5

Presented by: Jack Drescher, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Member, DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Member, ICD-11 Working Group on Conditions Related to Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health

Michael First, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University
Research Psychiatrist New York State Psychiatric institute
Chief Technical and Editorial Consultant for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioral Disorders
DSM-5 Editorial and Coding Consultant

The eleventh edition of WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has renamed what was once “transsexualism” and “gender identity disorder” as “gender incongruence” (GI). Further, GI diagnoses have been moved out of ICD’s mental disorders section into a new chapter, “Conditions Related to Sexual Health.” Following this international category change, many are asking what is to become of the DSM-5’s somewhat equivalent diagnosis of “gender dysphoria?”