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Proposed declassification of disease categories related to sexual orientation in theInternational Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems(ICD-11)

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, June 2014
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83 tweeters
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Title
Proposed declassification of disease categories related to sexual orientation in theInternational Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems(ICD-11)
Published in
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, June 2014
DOI 10.2471/blt.14.135541
Pubmed ID
Authors

Susan D Cochran, Jack Drescher, Eszter Kismödi, Alain Giami, Claudia García-Moreno, Elham Atalla, Adele Marais, Elisabeth Meloni Vieira, Geoffrey M Reed

Abstract

The World Health Organization is developing the 11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), planned for publication in 2017. The Working Group on the Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health was charged with reviewing and making recommendations on disease categories related to sexuality in the chapter on mental and behavioural disorders in the 10th revision (ICD-10), published in 1990. This chapter includes categories for diagnoses based primarily on sexual orientation even though ICD-10 states that sexual orientation alone is not a disorder. This article reviews the scientific evidence and clinical rationale for continuing to include these categories in the ICD. A review of the evidence published since 1990 found little scientific interest in these categories. In addition, the Working Group found no evidence that they are clinically useful: they neither contribute to health service delivery or treatment selection nor provide essential information for public health surveillance. Moreover, use of these categories may create unnecessary harm by delaying accurate diagnosis and treatment. The Working Group recommends that these categories be deleted entirely from ICD-11. Health concerns related to sexual orientation can be better addressed using other ICD categories.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 150 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 19%
Student > Master 25 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 14%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 27 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 35 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 18%
Social Sciences 22 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 30 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 170. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 December 2021.
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#153,145
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Outputs from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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#1,903
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#2
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