Entry #1204: Right to change legal gender in Argentina

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RegionArgentina
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, surgery not required
Start DateMay 24, 2012
End Datenow
DescriptionPeople have a right to change their legal gender without approval from a doctor or a judge. Sex reassignment surgery and hormonal treatments are not required, but they are provided by the state for free to anyone who requests them. Several people had had their legal gender changed before the Gender Identity Law through court decisions, including popular actress, TV host and trans woman Flor de la V.
SourcesGender Identity Law [Spanish]: http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/Avisos/Imprimir.castle?idAviso=10199860&s=01 New York Times [English]: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/world/americas/transgender-advocates-hail-argentina-law.html?_r=0&gwh=AD06404B34E064E48FCB165FC675F2F3&gwt=regi


Revision History (3)

Revision by vviet93

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ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, surgery not required

Revision by nicoscala

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ValueLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
SourcesGender Identity Law [SPANISH]: http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/Avisos/Imprimir.castle?idAviso=10199860&s=01 New York Times [English]: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/world/americas/transgender-advocates-hail-argentina-law.html?_r=0&gwh=AD06404B34E064E48FCB165FC675F2F3&gwt=regiGender Identity Law [Spanish]: http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/Avisos/Imprimir.castle?idAviso=10199860&s=01 New York Times [English]: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/world/americas/transgender-advocates-hail-argentina-law.html?_r=0&gwh=AD06404B34E064E48FCB165FC675F2F3&gwt=regi
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "Its legal to change your gender, but you are bot obligated to have surgery"
  • Status is not correct "As you say in the text, SURGERY IS NOT REQUIRED, but title is wrong"
  • Status is not correct "Gender Identity Law does not require any surgery for gender change. It is very clear in this sense, and the process is really simple."
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "This is incorrect. Check Argentina's Gender Identity law."

Revision by nicoscala

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NoteSeveral people had had their legal gender changed before the Gender Identity Law through court decisions, including actress and trans woman Flor de la V.People have a right to change their legal gender without approval from a doctor or a judge. Sex reassignment surgery and hormonal treatments are not required, but they are provided by the state for free to anyone who requests them. Several people had had their legal gender changed before the Gender Identity Law through court decisions, including popular actress, TV host and trans woman Flor de la V.
SourcesGender Indentity Law [SPANISH]: http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/Avisos/Imprimir.castle?idAviso=10199860&s=01 New York Times [English]: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/world/americas/transgender-advocates-hail-argentina-law.html?_r=0&gwh=AD06404B34E064E48FCB165FC675F2F3&gwt=regiGender Identity Law [SPANISH]: http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/Avisos/Imprimir.castle?idAviso=10199860&s=01 New York Times [English]: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/world/americas/transgender-advocates-hail-argentina-law.html?_r=0&gwh=AD06404B34E064E48FCB165FC675F2F3&gwt=regi

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