Trans is not a disorder – but should still receive funding
Bouman, Walter P.
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This editorial focuses on providing healthcare funding systems among transgender. At present, the healthcare funding systems in many countries are set up in such a way as to make it effectively impossible to assist trans people with hormones and surgeries if they do not have a diagnosis which relates to those interventions. Of course this should not necessarily be the case. We will, of course use diagnosis for pragmatic ends to assist the trans people who see us, but, to help, not to label, and-given the long history of pathologisation, and longer history of diversity-never as a de facto understanding that trans people are disordered. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)