Saturday, February 13, 2010

Title almost as long as article itself

NYT World Briefing

This is a link to a NYT “World Briefing,” which apparently truly means brief – it is only a single paragraph informing the reader that France has removed “gender identity disorders” from an article of the social security code related to “long-term psychiatric diseases.”  I’m actually not sure what to make of this.  Does it mean that their healthcare system will no longer treat people who need hormones or surgery in order to feel right in their bodies?  Or does it mean that in addition to treating it they’re trying not to stigmatize? 

Here’s a little more information, through these seem to suggest that this change happened last year in May, which is a bit puzzling.  I’m not sure why this made my NYT Health Alert this morning…


France Today

Le Provence

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