Where Christ Did Not Go: Men, Women and Frusculicchi: Gender Identity Disorder : Epistemological and Ethical Issues Relating to the Psychiatric Diagnosis

Monash Bioethics Review 29 (4):1-22 (2011)


Gender Identity Disorder is classified as a mental illness and included in the DSM-IV and ICD-10. It will also be included in the DSM-V. The psychiatric diagnosis, in spite of some apparent advantages, has significant psychological and social adverse implications. This paper discusses some of the main epistemological reasons to consider gender variance as a mental disorder. It will also evaluate whether reasons of other kinds may justify the inclusion of gender variance amongst mental illnesses.

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