Entry #1139: Right to change legal gender in Iran

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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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