Cape Town declaration on gender incongruency in childhood

The International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, convened by STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization, will take place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.

As in previous years, on this day and throughout October, activist groups from different world regions will organize demonstrations and other actions demanding trans depathologization.

The slogan of the 2014 Call to Action is:  Stop Trans Pathologization – Stop Pathologizing Gender Diversity in Childhood – For the Diversity of Gender Expressions and Identities.

Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA)  supports efforts to stop pathologisation of gender diversity in childhood. Please read the Cape Town declaration which was drafted by a number of transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex focused health practitioners, advocates, activists, researchers, parents and members of the transgender community collectively representing over 11 countries during the Trans* Health, Advocacy  and Research Conference in Cape Town, 30th May to 2 June, 2014.

The Declaration addresses WHO ICD-11 proposals for a pathologising diagnosis for gender diversity in childhood, and calls upon WHO to discard the current Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood diagnosis and refrain from replacing it with any new pathologising diagnosis, including the proposed Gender Incongruence of Childhood (GIC) diagnosis.



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