Entry #2675: Right to change legal gender in North Korea

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RegionNorth Korea
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusIllegal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionNo gender change laws in place, thus it is not possible to legally change one's gender in North Korea.
Sourceshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/


Revision History (14)

Revision by Notdog1996. People in the reports seemed confused. Fixed the description to make it clearer. If no laws are in place to make it possible, then it's illegal.

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NoteNo gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either.No gender change laws in place, thus it is not possible to legally change one's gender in North Korea.
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No gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either. place, thus it is not possible to legally change one's gender in North Korea.

Revision by GeorgieTheOrgie. Inaccurate Status

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Value(REMOVED)Illegal
Value SpecialN/A(REMOVED)
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "If there is no law, wouldn't that make it ambiguous? "
  • Status is not correct "As it's said in description, there's no recognisement of gender changes, but also there's no laws against gender reasignment. Considering that, it shouldn't be marked as "illegal", but as "unrecognized" or any similar category."
  • Newer law has been passed "idk"
  • Status is not correct "This says no law is in place but also says illegal. If no law is in place against it it cant be illegal. "
  • Status is not correct "The description says it’s not ilegal, but the status says it’s ilegal "

Revision by JordanB3047

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ValueIllegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)N/A
Start DateSep 14, 1948(NONE)
NoteNorth Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender.No gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either.
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North Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender. No gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either.
SourcesNorth Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender.https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
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North Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

Revision by im_h_DEACTIVATED

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Value(REMOVED)Illegal
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
Start Date(NONE)Sep 14, 1948
NoteNo gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either.North Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender.
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No gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either. North Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender.
Sourceshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/North Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender.
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ North Korean hospitals doesn't allow changing gender.

Revision by JordanB3047

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ValueIllegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteNo gender change laws in placeNo gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either.
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No gender change laws in place but no laws against sex change are in place either.

Revision by Ro_Guy

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Value(REMOVED)Illegal
Value SpecialN/A(REMOVED)
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "something not being explicitly stated as legal does not make it illegal"
  • Status is not correct "No laws against sex change are in place either. Ambiguous."

Revision by Hearts4Al

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Revision by Hearts4Al

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ValueIllegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)N/A

Revision by maddyksf

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Value(REMOVED)Illegal
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteUnknown.No gender change laws in place
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Unknown. No gender change laws in place

Revision by danlev

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NoteUnknown. Missing non binary options on documents.Unknown.
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Unknown. Missing non binary options on documents.

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteNot clear.Unknown. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Not clear. Unknown. Missing non binary options on documents.
SourcesNohttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
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No https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Illegal
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Notenot legal under kin jon un.Not clear.
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not legal under kin jon un. Not clear.
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "No actual law"

Ausyk created this entry.