Entry #4308: Right to change legal gender in Kenya

Current Version

RegionKenya
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusIllegal
Start Datepast
End DateJul 26, 2022
Descriptionnot allowed
Sourceshttps://web.archive.org/web/20140606193855/http://www.kenyalaw.org/Downloads/GreyBook/8.%20The%20Penal%20Code.pdf


Revision History (15)

Revision by Markissik. Adding the ending date due to the new entry

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End Date(NONE)Jul 26, 2022

Revision by johnteg. banned

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ValueLegal, but requires surgeryIllegal
DescriptionLegal gender change is possible, but usually requires surgery.not allowed
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Legal gender change is possible, but usually requires surgery. not allowed
Sourceshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
https://outrightinternational.org/region/kenya
https://web.archive.org/web/20140606193855/http://www.kenyalaw.org/Downloads/GreyBook/8.%20The%20Penal%20Code.pdf
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://outrightinternational.org/region/kenya https://web.archive.org/web/20140606193855/http://www.kenyalaw.org/Downloads/GreyBook/8.%20The%20Penal%20Code.pdf
Reports (3)
  • Sources are invalid or broken
  • Status is not correct "https://resourcehub.eathan.org/index.php/legal-gender-recognition-lgr/ see article re Kenya by East African Trans Network, 2019 status"
  • Status is not correct

Revision by JordanB3047

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ValueLegal, no restrictionsLegal, but requires surgery
DescriptionAccording to Outright Action International.Legal gender change is possible, but usually requires surgery.
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According to Outright Action International. Legal gender change is possible, but usually requires surgery.

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

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ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "In Kenya you need to undergo gender-affirming surgery - bottom surgery to have your legal gender change"

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

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Value(REMOVED)Legal, but requires surgery
Special StatusAmbiguous(REMOVED)
DescriptionNo laws in place so far. According to Outright Action International.
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No laws in place so far. According to Outright Action International.
Sourceshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
https://outrightinternational.org/region/kenya
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://outrightinternational.org/region/kenya

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

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ValueLegal, no restrictions(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous
DescriptionRequires permission by doctors. Missing non binary options on documents.No laws in place so far.
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Requires permission by doctors. Missing non binary options on documents. No laws in place so far.

Revision by Ausyk

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DescriptionRequires permission by doctors. Requires permission by doctors. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Requires permission by doctors. Missing non binary options on documents.

Revision by Ausyk

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DescriptionRequires permission by doctors. Not allowed to change documents.Requires permission by doctors.
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Requires permission by doctors. Not allowed to change documents.

Revision by Ausyk

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Sourceshttp://www.dw.com/en/gender-identity-in-kenya-the-other-sex/a-17066591https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
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http://www.dw.com/en/gender-identity-in-kenya-the-other-sex/a-17066591 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

Revision by Ausyk

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DescriptionRequires permission by doctors.Requires permission by doctors. Not allowed to change documents.
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Requires permission by doctors. Not allowed to change documents.

Revision by Ausyk

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Value(REMOVED)Legal, no restrictions
Special StatusAmbiguous(REMOVED)
DescriptionUnknown.Requires permission by doctors.
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Unknown. Requires permission by doctors.
SourcesNohttp://www.dw.com/en/gender-identity-in-kenya-the-other-sex/a-17066591
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No http://www.dw.com/en/gender-identity-in-kenya-the-other-sex/a-17066591

Revision by Ausyk

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Descriptionnot clear.Unknown.
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not clear. Unknown.
Sourcestransrespect.org No
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transrespect.org No

Revision by Ausyk

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Descriptionrequires sterilization not clear.
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requires sterilization not clear.

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueLegal, but requires surgery(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
DescriptionNorequires sterilization
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No requires sterilization
SourcesNotransrespect.org
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No transrespect.org

Ausyk created this entry.