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ACTION ALERT: Tell World Health Organization: Transgender Identity Is Not a Mental Disorder! PLEASE SIGN !


World  (tags: transgender, human rights, world health organisation, fairness, not mental disorder )

Simone
- 1075 days ago - forcechange.com
Transgender identities are still considered a mental disorder by the World Health Organization (WHO). But, there is still hope since the WHO is currently revising the ICD (International Classification of Disease) and is to be released in 2015.



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Regina P. (79)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:24 am
Noted & signed. Thanks
 

Megan Beery (18)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:47 am
signed and noted
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 12:51 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Sanja T. (154)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 1:38 pm
noted... and signed
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 1:47 pm
signed and noted, thanks Simone
 

Valerie H. (135)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 8:20 am
Thank you, signed
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 12:24 pm
I am amazed that the WHO regards transgender identity as a mental disorder. Signed for sure.
 

Jane H. (134)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 12:48 pm
noted and signed......thank you , Simone!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:10 pm
Signed petition. Again I express that I feel World Health Org. is the one who has mental problems. Just because people think different about life, doesn't mean that they are menally ill. Thanks Simone
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:28 pm
We have a long way to go before we can change the way that people think
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:34 pm
Signed!!
 

Jayne Braby Bethard (4)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 1:49 pm
Thank-you for the opportunity to sign this important message to the world!
 

Helle H. (21)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 2:52 pm
Signed.
 

Kristina J. (10)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 4:26 pm
Disorder or not, it is undeniably a condition which requires treatment. I would hope that removing it from the list of disorders would not endanger the notion that supplying treatment should be mandatory. And by treatment, of course I mean providing to the medical and psychological assistance requested by each person so that they can transition as they see fit.

Perhaps it is better to reduce the stigma associated with mental disorders, since just about anyone could probably be diagnosed with some degree of at least one of the countless mental conditions that exist in this world. An unbiased and open-minded education is the best cure to many of society's ill, and transphobia is no exception.
 

Vicky Locke (3)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 5:02 pm
Petition signed; thanks for the opportunity to be counted among those who support equal rights and equal treatment for ALL!
 

Linda B. (71)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:00 pm
Action taken.
 

Alice B. (241)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:26 pm
NOTED & SIGNED.
 

Valjean O. (23)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:28 pm
done:)
 

Patrick Donovan (319)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 7:19 pm
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I really like being in a community where people are unafraid to stand up for what is right.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 7:39 pm
noted and signed
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 9:59 pm
Noted and signed thanks
 

Carl Nielsen (7)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 1:47 am
How can it not be a disorder when someone think they are in a wrong gender body?

If wasn't a disorder the sufferers wouldnt seek out the extreme treatments required to fix it for them.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 2:19 am
The ones who have a mental disorder is those who can't accept trensgenders. They are just as equal as those who aren't.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 2:21 am
Signed cause I believe in Equal Rights.
 

Carl Nielsen (7)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 3:58 am
What does acceptance and equal rights have to do with whether someone suffers from a mental disorder or not?

Denying something isn't acceptance - it isnt even tolerance.

Whats next? Should we demand Anorexia shouldnt be considered a disorder? Many anorexics certainly claim it isnt.
 

Pamela K. (13)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 6:27 am
Noted and signed--thank you!
 

Ana R (220)
Friday October 7, 2011, 2:37 am
Done!
ty
 

Beverly C. (0)
Friday October 7, 2011, 10:35 pm
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to sign this petition.
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:53 am
Signed! Thanks for sharing
 
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