I was looking through the ICD 10, which is a medical classification list by the World Health Orgaization. It is used by most countries instead of the DSM 5. I am glad I found this diagnosis because I used to think I was a fetishistic transvestite.

Actually, I used to think I was a crossdresser but these are labels and their pretty much a personal preference from person to person. Once I came out the fetishistic part went away, but it still bothered me because I had done it since I could remember. Even after I realized that I was a woman it bothered me for some reason. When I started transitioning I decided to be celibate, I tell people that I did this because I didnt want sex getting in the way of my decision for a vaginoplasty. This is only part true. I wanted to make sure that fetishism had nothing to do with who I was. After two years of celibacy I knew for sure it had nothing to do with my decisions.

The Last sentence of the diagnosis really helped me to realize that even if I did have a fetish with womens clothes, it’s an early stage that others went through before discovering they were transsexual. As I have been transitioning, all my worries and cares are being taken care of, all I have to worry about now is gender dysphoria and making it through a few more months before I’m eligible for surgeries. 

I copied this from a site and put it here because theres a lot of confusion about the the reason Gender Identity Disorder was taken out of the DSM 5.

Gender dysphoria is classified as a disorder under dual role transvestism in the 2017 ICD-10 CM.[7] GID was reclassified to gender dysphoria by the DSM-5.[8] Some transgender people and researchers support declassification of GID because they say the diagnosis pathologizes gender variance, reinforces the binary model of gender,[9] and can result in stigmatization of transgender individuals.[8] The official reclassification as gender dysphoria in the DSM-5 may help resolve some of these issues, because the term gender dysphoria applies only to the discontent experienced by some persons resulting from gender identity issues.[8] The American Psychiatric Association, publisher of the DSM-5, states that “gender nonconformity is not in itself a mental disorder. The critical element of gender dysphoria is the presence of clinically significant distress associated with the condition.”[10]
The DSM 5 provides for one overarching diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria with specific criteria for children, and for adolescents and adults. I did not put the childrens criteria here.   

In adolescents and adults, Gender Dysphoria diagnosis involves a difference between one’s experienced/expressed gender and their assigned gender and significant distress and/or problems functioning, it lasts at least 6 months and is shown by at least 2 of the following:  

  1. A marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and primary and/or secondery sex characteristics.
  2. A strong desire to be rid of one’s primary/secondery sex characteristics
  3. A strong desire for the primary/secondery sex characteristics
  4. A strong desire to be of the other gender
  5. A strong desire to be treated as the other gender
  6. A strong conviction that one has the typical feelings and reactions of the other gender

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