Entry #12447: Right to change legal gender in South Africa

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RegionSouth Africa
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateJan 1, 1974
End DateMar 15, 2004
DescriptionThe Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 51 of 1974 provided the legal foundation for—ostensibly white—South Africans who had “undergone a change of sex” to alter their “sex description” in the country’s birth register.

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