05/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Transsexualism No Longer Mental Disorder In France

Several decades have passed since the West stopped considering homosexuality a mental illness. But for transsexuals, that kind of milestone has been elusive -- until now. Last month, France became the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from its official list of mental disorders -- a major victory when it comes to acceptance of this oft misunderstood condition.

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