"Nothing About Us Without Us": The Case for User Warrant in the ICD-11

Jordan Dias Correia


The 11th edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (henceforth known as the ICD-11) will come into effect January 1st, 2022 and includes major revisions to the language used to describe gender identity. The classification uses scientific and literary warrants for revisions, but noticeably does not involve the transgender (used interchangeably with trans) community in order to gather their recommendations on what would be considered proper terminology and narratives. This paper uses transgender medicine as a case study for the use of user warrant within medical classification and knowledge organization.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/nasko.v8i1.15883