Peru classifies transgender, nonbinary and intersex people as ‘mentally ill’

The Peruvian government has officially classified transgender, nonbinary and intersex people as “mentally ill.”

The controversial decision was made to ensure the country’s public health services could “guarantee full coverage of medical attention for mental health” for the trans community, the Peruvian health ministry explained, according to the Telegraph.

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The decree will supposedly alter the language in the Essentials Health Insurance Plan to reflect that trans and intersex people have a mental disorder, LGBTQ+ outlet Pink News reported.


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