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On this Web page we discuss superfluous, outdated, non-scientific and stigmatizing psychiatric diagnoses as they appear in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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The kink section in the CSD parade in Oslo 2011
SM and fetish off the Norwegian sick list
Delete SM and Fetish diagnoses! (updated Sept '09)
The difference between SM and abuse [norwegian text].
|The ICD-11 revision:
Scientific and political support for the Revise F65 reform
Revise F65's second report to the World Health Organization [READ MORE]
Revise F65's first report to the World Health Organization [READ MORE]
"NEITHER CARE, STATISTICS NOR RESEARCH ARE HARMED BY ABOLITON OF THE DIAGNOSES"
Finland joins Nordic sexual reform
Based on the Norwegian Revise F65 model, Finland May 12, 2011 completely removed five diagnoses of sexual preferences, sexual identities and gender expressions from their national ICD version. Increased pressure on WHO [READ MORE]
SM may increase relationship closeness
No more psychopathology among SM people [READ THE FULL STUDY HERE]
Psychiatry, media and the law:
In this presentation, Daryl Champion emphasizes how hegemonic heteronormativity cause denigration and discrimination against BDSM people [READ MORE]
SM and fetish diagnoses deleted in Sweden
Inspired by Revise F65, Fetishism and Sadomasochism, along with four other sexual behaviours, were repealed from Sweden's official list of medical diagnoses January 1, 2009. [READ MORE]
DSM White Paper
The American DSM diagnoses were considerably revised in 1994. But still it's fetish and SM diagnoses reinforce negative stereotypes and stigma against alternative sexual behaviours, according to a White Paper published by NCSF, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom [READ MORE].
Denmark: SM is no disease
As the first EU country Denmark has totally removed sadomasochism from the its national classification of diseases. [READ MORE]
ReviseF65-contribution in Gay Periodical
May 31, 2006, an SM issue of Journal of Homosexuality (volume 50, 2/3), was published on Haworth, including an article written by Svein Skeid and psychologist Odd Reiersøl (picture). The article is published simultaniously in the book “Sadomasochism Powerful Pleasures”.
SM: Causes and diagnoses
DSM-IV-TR and the Paraphilias: An Argument for Removal. By Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D. and Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D. [READ MORE]
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Spanner Trust. The Spanner Trust exists to defend the rights of sadomasochists of all sexual orientations and specifically to reverse the UK court ruling which made certain SM activities illegal even though all parties consent.
BVSM e.V. (Bundesvereinigung Sadomasochismus) cooperates with the ReviseF65 committee in the effort to remove stigmatising SM and Fetish diagnoses from the ICD classification published by the WHO - World Health Organisation. The BVSM is working at the deletion of these diagnosis from the national version of the ICD in Germany.
Aims of the BVSM are providing a platform for projects and a network of German-speaking activists, collecting knowlegde, support science and doctrine, providing information, lobby and campaign for acceptance of SM people in society.
BVSM-Archive: scientific BDSM-library and historical archive for the scene
AK Psychology: group discussing psychology and sexology-related themes. The group is corporative member of the BVSM.
SMart-Rhein-Ruhr e.V. supports the ICD-project and aims at reducing prejudices against SM in society. SMart works together with non-governemental organisations since 1992, with national scientific societies since 1996 and cooperates with the ReviseF65.org. SMart is running 15 BDSM-communities within 11 towns in western Germany.
BDSM-Berlin e.V. setzen sich in Zusammenarbeit mit der "Norwegian Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation" (LLH) dafür ein, Fetischismus und Sadomasochismus als Diagnosen aus der ICD-10 entfernen zu lassen.
Der Papiertiger. Encyclopedia of BDSM-terms. Eine Enzyklopädie des Sadomasochismus.
The US National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) is committed to protecting freedom of expression among consenting adults.
Leather History Timeline by Tony DeBlase, creator of the Leather Pride Flag, and the Leather Archives & Museum.
The Leather Archives & Museum, located in Chicago, serving the world.
www.americanfetish.net identifies resources that will aid those conducting serious scholarly investigations of SM and fetishism. [Click at the left part of the link at the main site]
|Encyclopedia of Human sexuality. By Vern L. Bullough and Bonnie Bullough (eds.).
Physicians and Psychiatrists about SM as a valid expression of adult consensual sexuality and important part of a persons sexual orientation.
Kink Aware Professionals - now also includes Europe. A privately funded, non-profit service dedicated to providing the community with referrals for people who are seeking psychotherapeutic, medical, dental, complementary healing, and legal professionals who are informed about the diversity of consensual, adult sexuality.