Entry #2004: Right to change legal gender in Turkey

Current Version

IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, surgery not required
Start Date2017
End Datenow
DescriptionSurgery is not required for gender changes in Turkey.
Reports (4)
  • Newer law has been passed "There has been a change on the issue of "reproduction capacity of the transgender person" in the law. However, transgender individuals are still required to have surgery in order to change their national identity https://www.anayasa.gov.tr/icsayfalar/basin/kararlarailiskinbasinduyurulari/genelkurul/detay/35.html"
  • Status is not correct "Surgery is required to have sex and/or gender change."
  • Status is not correct "Although in 2017 compulsory sterilization is removed, the law required transgender people to get surgery in order to get legal gender recognition."
  • Status is not correct "Surgery is required to change your gender. "

Revision History (1)

Revision by Hearts4Al

Old Value (Original) New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, surgery not required
Start Date2015-05-102017-01-01
Start Date Unknownmonth
NoteEuropean 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."Surgery is not required for gender changes in Turkey.

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