Sex change to become easier in Switzerland

Sex change to become easier in Switzerland

trans people outside parliament

Transgender and intersex people will be able to change their name and sex more easily in the official civil register following moves by the Swiss parliament. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives eliminated its last difference with the Senate to make this possible. In future, transgender and intersex people will be able to change their name and sex in the civil register without bureaucratic complications. There will no longer be any medical examinations or other prerequisites. Every year, about 40 children are born with indeterminate sex at birth. However, the law currently requires that they must be registered within three days with their sex and first name, which can only be changed later through an administrative or judicial procedure. At the same time, there are several hundred transgender people in Switzerland. Between 100 and 200 people have undergone or are considering an operation to change their sex. The last point of contention between the two houses of…

Read more: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/sex-change-to-become-easier-in-switzerland-/46228520

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  1. Pingback: Sex change to become easier in Switzerland — International and Comparative SOGIESC Law – Professor Andreas R Ziegler | LGBTI Recht in der Schweiz – Droit LGBTI en Suisse – by Professor Andreas R Ziegler

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