A lot of work is being done to challenge the medicalization and diagnosis of "Gender and Sexual Identity Disorder" in the upcoming DSM-V.
Rather than recognizing gender and sexuality as socially constructed categories that differ (in terms of arrangement, understanding, etc.) cross-culturally and historically, the DSM-V committee views this compartmentalization primarily through a harmful biological essentialist lens.
"Gender and Sexual Identity Disorder" is still listed as a legitimate disorder in the current DSM-IV, and many psychiatrists and others in the health community continue to promote and and exercise a medicalized, 'reparative therapeutic approach' to those with perceived gender-variance.
To see a previous post I wrote on this earlier, go to:
Please sign the petition below to counter the DSM-V committee members on gender identity :