Entry #1139: Right to change legal gender in Iran

Original entry by fatemynl fatemynl ()

RegionIran
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start Date1987
End Datenow
DescriptionBecame legal due to a fatwa from Khomeini in 1987. Trans individuals have the gender they identify with legally recognized and sex reassignment surgeries are publicly funded.
Sourceshttp://www.salon.com/2005/07/28/iran_transsexuals/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/4115535.stm
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