At 11/21/12 11:54 AM, Ononymous wrote:
illness. According to the WHO anyway. http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2012/10/23/miss -universe-canada-contestant-wants-who-stop-stigmatizing-tran s.
Do YOU think that people who are transgendered are suffering from emotional and behavioral issues?
Psychologists usually don't refer to things like these as 'illnesses', but rather as 'disorders'. In this case that would be Gender Identity Disorder, or GID for short. If you're really into it, you can check out the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) for more information. Also, it's only an "issue" if the people themselves suffer from it.
By the way, this is hardly 'news', GID has been a registered disorder for quite some time now. Oh yes, and your source is by no means official :)