Entry #1322: Right to change legal gender in Finland

Original entry by Fandorine Fandorine ()

IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateJan 1, 2003
End Datenow
DescriptionThe authorities shall recognise a person as belonging to the opposite sex to that recorded on the population register, provided he/she: • Provides a medical report testifying that he/she permanently experiences being a member of the opposite sex and that he/she lives in that gender roles and that he/she has been sterilised or is otherwise incapable of having children • He/she is an adult • He/she is not married or in a registered partnership; unless the spouse or partner gives their consent in which case a marriage become a registered partnership and a registered partnership becomes a marriage • He/she is a Finnish citizen or is resident in Finland
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