Entry #30: Right to change legal gender in South Africa

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RegionSouth Africa
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateMar 15, 2004
End Datenow
Reports (6)
  • Sources are invalid or broken "Legal, surgury not required as well as third party acsess."
  • Other "This source had absolutly nothing to do with changing the legal gender"
  • Other "There's a little bit of nuance to this. You need a note from a doctor certifying you have "undergone medical transition" in order to have your legal gender changed. The doctor can be an endocrinologist and the "medical transition" can be hormone therapy. No actual surgery is required."
  • Status is not correct "No surgery is required, only hormone replacement therapy."
  • Status is not correct "surgery or hormone therapy"
  • Status is not correct "Surgery is not required. Technically neither is hormone replacement therapy, but then you have to argue that your gender 'evolved through natural means'. Source: http://www.saflii.org/za/legis/consol_act/aosdassa2003466/"

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