Entry #462: Right to change legal gender in Spain

Current Version

RegionSpain
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, surgery not required
Start DateNov 8, 2006
End DateDec 22, 2022
DescriptionChanging your legal gender does not require surgery, however, it does require proof of some form of medical treatment for a period of two years.
Sourceshttps://transgenderequality.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/uruguay-passes-landmark-gender-identity-law/


Revision History (3)

Revision by Humarezft. There is already a law that allows trans people to change their gender without the need for medical or judicial evidence

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date9999-12-122022-12-22

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
NoteChanging your legal gender does not require surgery.Changing your legal gender does not require surgery, however, it does require proof of some form of medical treatment for a period of two years.
Sources https://transgenderequality.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/uruguay-passes-landmark-gender-identity-law/
Reports (5)
  • Newer law has been passed "New laws have been rules where you don't proof to have been in medical treatment to change your legal gender."
  • Newer law has been passed "A new law has come by. You sign up some papers and in a period of two months your gender has legally changed"
  • Newer law has been passed "With the new "Trans Law" aproved in June 29 2021, anyone from the age of 14 can change their legal gender without need of medical treatment."
  • Status is not correct "New trans law changes requirements and allows gender self-determination, passed on the 29th of June 2021."
  • Other "The link is about the wrong country, not Spain."

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, surgery not required
NoteChanging your legal gender does not require surgery.
Sources
Reports (5)
  • Newer law has been passed "Law 3/2007, passed on March 15, replaces surgery requirement with 2 years of hormone therapy, and adds some exceptions for which this requirement may be bypassed."
  • Date is incorrect "It requires two years of treatment, whether psychological or hormonal, not surgery. Info from being a Spanish trans woman myself. "
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Legal, but requires medical certificate"
  • Status is not correct "The transgender law changed in 2007 I think. You don't have to have surgery but you have to be on hormone theraphy for two years for being able to change gender in legal documents. "

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