Published on 23 Jul 2017 Sections

Government considers reforming gender identity rules

Adults could be legally allowed to change their gender without a medical diagnosis and without having to live for two years as their desired gender. The government’s proposals – if they become law – will mean women can “self-identify” as men – and vice versa – and have their birth certificates altered accordingly

But critics have warned that the move will face legal challenges over access to women-only hospital wards, prisons, changing rooms and lavatories.

 

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