23 Jul 2017

Government considers reforming gender identity rules

News Correspondent

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.