28 July 2014

The Declaration Gender Incongruence in Childhood addresses WHO ICD-11 proposals for a pathologising diagnosis for gender diversity in childhood, and calls upon WHO to discard the current Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood diagnosis and refrain from replacing it with any new pathologising diagnosis, including the proposed Gender Incongruence of Childhood (GIC) diagnosis. The Cape Town Declaration, developed during and in the period immediately after the recent Trans* Health, Advocacy & Research Conference (30 May – 2 June 2014, Cape Town, South Africa).

40 transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex-focused health practitioners, advocates, activists, researchers, family members, parents, and members of the trans* community formulated the Cape Town Declaration: Gender Incongruence in Childhood. Collectively the group represents over 11 different countries and cultures, with a large majority of members based in countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Read the Declaration here.

Read TGEU’s position on the Revision of the ICD here.