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Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 288–296 | Cite as

Gender Dysphoria: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

  • Arlene Istar Lev
Clinical Social Work Forum

Abstract

The long-awaited DSM-5 has finally been published, generating controversy in many areas, including the revised diagnostic category of Gender Dysphoria. This commentary contextualizes the history and reform of the pathologization of diverse gender identities and expressions, within a larger perspective of examining psychological viewpoints on sexual minority persons, and the problems with continuing to label gender identities and expressions as pathological or disordered.

Keywords

Transgender Gender Diagnosis GID Gender dysphoria Gender identity LGBT Trans LGBTQ 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WelfareState University New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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