June 27, 2014 at 8:00 am EDT | by Staff reports
European group works to de-classify gay ‘disorders’
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The World Health organization is currently revising the 10th edition of the International Classification of Diseases. (Photo by the United States Mission in Geneva; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

LONDON — A European group campaigning for the revision of the International Classification of Diseases has called for the removal of sexual orientation-related disorders from the health care classification system, the International Business Times reports.

According to the report, the move will improve health care in the LGBT community. The World Health organization is currently revising the 10th edition of the ICD for the new edition due in 2017.

Susan D. Cochran, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a member of the group, said the recommendation, if adopted, resolves “a human rights issue.”

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