Entry #2004: Right to change legal gender in Turkey

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RegionTurkey
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateMay 10, 2015
End Datenow
DescriptionEuropean court found the sterilization requirement in Article 40 of the Civil Code to be unconstitutional. " A person who wishes to change their gender may request permission to change their gender by applying in person to the court. However, for the permission to be granted, the applicant must be 18 years old and must be unmarried. The applicant must also be in a transsexual nature and must document the necessity to change their gender for their mental health and that they are permanently deprived of reproductive abilities through an official health committee report obtained from an education and research hospital. Depending on the permission granted, once the gender reassignment surgery fit for the aim and medical methods has been completed and verified by an official health committee report, the court decides to make the necessary changes in the population registry."
Sourceshttp://lgbtinewsturkey.com/2015/02/25/the-european-court-of-human-rights-to-announce-verdict-on-turkish-gender-reassignment-law/
Reports (7)
  • Status is not correct "Sex change has been legally allowed and practised in Turkey since 1988. Nonetheless, the legal path is vague and the administrative paper trail is uncodified."
  • Status is not correct "they are permanently deprived of reproductive abilities through an official health committee report obtained from an education and research hospital.'' this part is taken out in 2015 because of un decision"
  • Status is not correct "changing gender is not required surgery since 2017"
  • Status is not correct "In December 2017, The Constitutional Court of Turkey annulled the part of the law that requires trans people to be deprived of their reproductive capacities. See the decision in Turkish: http://kararlaryeni.anayasa.gov.tr/Karar/Content/541c15e5-cca0-4b1b-bee7-63fa0e24a29e?excludeGerekce=False&wordsOnly=False "
  • Status is not correct
  • Newer law has been passed "By November, 2017, the act was revisioned and although the sterlization requirement is removed, genital/bottom surgery is still necceasary for changes on one's official documents such as id, passport, diploma etc."
  • Status is not correct "Gender change is legal since 1988"

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