Entry #12466: Right to change legal gender in Turkmenistan

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RegionTurkmenistan
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateApr 5, 1972
End Datenow
Descriptionthe Soviet 1972 law allowing legal sex change after undergoing sex reassignment surgery was never repealed
Sourceshttps://bigpicture.ru/ya-peredumala-istoriya-pervoj-operacii-po-smene-pola/
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Availability of Legal Gender Recognition: The government provided no legal protection to transgender individuals or recognition of their gender identity. https://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/turkmenistan/"

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