Entry #411: Right to change legal gender in United Arab Emirates

Current Version

RegionUnited Arab Emirates
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusIllegal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionThere is no longer a right to change one’s legal gender.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2017/09/07/uae-stop-policing-gender-expression


Revision History (2)

Revision by Samanthos. Made the description neutral (sad emoticon removed lol)

Old Value New Value (Current)
NoteYou cannot change your legal gender anymore ):There is no longer a right to change one’s legal gender.

Revision by maddyksf

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Start Date Unknownmonth
NoteYou cannot change your legal gender anymore ):
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2017/09/07/uae-stop-policing-gender-expression
Reports (6)
  • Newer law has been passed "Medical cases that are approved allow gender changes"
  • Newer law has been passed "Article 7 of Federal Decree No. 4 of 2016 legalised gender reassignment surgeries if a person (a) suffers from gender dysphoria and (b) is provided mental health care to psychologically prepare them for the gender reassignment surgery."
  • All information is correct, just adding sources
  • Status is not correct "Changing gender is legal via sexchnage"
  • Status is not correct
  • Newer law has been passed "New UAE law allows gender reassignment surgery- The National http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/new-uae-law-allows-gender-reassignment-surgery"

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