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dc.contributor.authorGarcía Acosta, Jesús Manuel
dc.contributor.authorCastro Peraza, María Elisa
dc.contributor.authorDelgado, Naira
dc.contributor.authorPerdomo-Hernández, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorSosa Álvarez, María Inmaculada 
dc.contributor.authorLlabrés-Solé, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo Rocha, Nieves Doria
dc.description.abstractTransgender people have a gender identity different from the one allocated to them at birth. In many countries, transsexualism and transgenderism are considered mental illnesses under the diagnosis of gender dysphoria. This pathologization impacts on human rights.Main content: The United Nations (UN) has denounced violations against trans-people, including attacks, forced medical treatments, lack of legal gender recognition, and discrimination in the areas of education, employment, access to healthcare, and justice. The UN has linked these violations directly with discriminatory diagnostic classifications that pathologize gender diversity.Trans-people havebeen pathologized by psycho-medical classification and laws all around the world, with a different impact depending on countries. This paper argues that pathologization infringes infringes upon a wide range of human rights such as; civil, economic, socialcultural and also the access to medical care.Conclusions: The current situation for trans-people with respect to legal healthcare matters,depends on the country. Human rights are universal, not a question for cultural interpretation. They are the minimum that every human being must have assured only by the fact of being human. Countries must protect these rights by regulating trans-pathologization with special attention dedicated to intersex people and their specific needs.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2019) nr 16
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dc.titleGender Identity: The Human Right of Depathologizationen
dc.subject.keywordgender identityen
dc.subject.keywordhuman rightsen
dc.subject.keywordright to healthen

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