Sunday, May 17, 2009

France Depathologizes Transsexualism

Saturday's edition of the French language newspaper Le Provence headline:

Transsexuality will no longer be classified mental illness in France

and the article explains why France has now become the first country to depathologize transsexualism.

English translation is now online.

Very, very interesting and good news on the eve of the APA conference in California, where protesters will be gathering to protest the GID diagnosis.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

BUT, if this be so, then how does one go about getting medical support (i.e. therapy, hormones, surgery) to assist one in transitioning? I agree whole-heartedly with the ideal, but the practicalities would seem to argue against such a move. Unless of course, me being cynic and devil's advocate (don't tell the vicar) numero uno, France just wants to cop out of what for European health care systems, is a very drawn out and expensive system of treatments, not to mention a litigation nightmare.

Marie-Hélène said...

dear jenny
the cost of operation and treatment will still be paid by the french social security system see this link

http://queertoday.ning.com/profiles/blogs/france-transsexuality-no

Marie-Hélène said...

dear jenny
the french social security will continue to pay for treatment and operation according to this link

http://queertoday.ning.com/profiles/blogs/france-transsexuality-no