Entry #11344: Right to change legal gender in Kazakhstan

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RegionKazakhstan
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start Date2003
End Date2022
DescriptionSince 2003, Transgender individuals have been allowed to change legal gender in Kazakhstan. People who wanted to change their gender had to receive a diagnosis of "gender identity disorder" involving several medical tests and a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. In 2011, new guidelines were established and allowed change to identity documents only after sex reassignment surgery, physical and psychiatric medical examinations, hormone therapy and sterilization. Additionally, people under 21 are not allowed to change their gender on their official identity documents.
Sourceshttps://tbinternet.ohchr.org › ...PDF Web results Violations by Kazakhstan of the Right of Transgender Persons to Legal ...


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Revision by cihalcoc. It is legal now

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End Date(NONE)2022

Revision by maddyksf

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NoteSince 2003, Transgender individuals have been allowed to change legal gender in Kazakhstan. People who wanted to change their legal genderPeople who wanted to change their gender had to receive a diagnosis of "gender identity disorder" involving several medical tests and a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. In 2011, new guidelines were established and allowed change to identity documents only after sex reassignment surgery, physical and psychiatric medical examinations, hormone therapy and sterilization. Additionally, people under 21 are not allowed to change their gender on their official identity documents.Since 2003, Transgender individuals have been allowed to change legal gender in Kazakhstan. People who wanted to change their gender had to receive a diagnosis of "gender identity disorder" involving several medical tests and a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. In 2011, new guidelines were established and allowed change to identity documents only after sex reassignment surgery, physical and psychiatric medical examinations, hormone therapy and sterilization. Additionally, people under 21 are not allowed to change their gender on their official identity documents.
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Since 2003, Transgender individuals have been allowed to change legal gender in Kazakhstan. People who wanted to change their legal genderPeople who wanted to change their gender had to receive a diagnosis of "gender identity disorder" involving several medical tests and a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. In 2011, new guidelines were established and allowed change to identity documents only after sex reassignment surgery, physical and psychiatric medical examinations, hormone therapy and sterilization. Additionally, people under 21 are not allowed to change their gender on their official identity documents.

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