Entry #5354: Right to change legal gender in United Arab Emirates

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RegionUnited Arab Emirates
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateDec 28, 2016
End DateSep 5, 2018
DescriptionIn 2016, the UAE amended its federal medical liability law to permit sex reassignment surgery, but only in certain circumstances. The law specifies that these procedures should only be permitted for intersex individuals and not for purely psychiatric ones. The law also states that surgeons who operate on people who don't fit the requirements set forth by the same statute would be held criminally liable.
Sourceshttps://manaramagazine.org/2022/03/confused-judiciary-transgender-rights-inside-the-mena-regions-case-law-on-legal-gender-recognition/
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "false information it's dully illegal and laws against this are heavily enforced"


Revision History (7)

Revision by Samanthos. Status

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ValueLegal, no restrictionsLegal, but requires surgery

Revision by Samanthos. Proper description and source added

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Notethey provide the surgery. it is not required. Missing non binary options on documents.In 2016, the UAE amended its federal medical liability law to permit sex reassignment surgery, but only in certain circumstances. The law specifies that these procedures should only be permitted for intersex individuals and not for purely psychiatric ones.
The law also states that surgeons who operate on people who don't fit the requirements set forth by the same statute would be held criminally liable.
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they provide the surgery. it is not required. Missing non binary options on documents. In 2016, the UAE amended its federal medical liability law to permit sex reassignment surgery, but only in certain circumstances. The law specifies that these procedures should only be permitted for intersex individuals and not for purely psychiatric ones. The law also states that surgeons who operate on people who don't fit the requirements set forth by the same statute would be held criminally liable.
Sourceshttps://manaramagazine.org/2022/03/confused-judiciary-transgender-rights-inside-the-mena-regions-case-law-on-legal-gender-recognition/
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https://manaramagazine.org/2022/03/confused-judiciary-transgender-rights-inside-the-mena-regions-case-law-on-legal-gender-recognition/

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJul 5, 2018Sep 5, 2018
SourcesNo
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Revision by Ausyk

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End DateMar 2, 2018Jul 5, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateJan 25, 2018Mar 2, 2018
Notethey provide the surgery. it is not required.they provide the surgery. it is not required. Missing non binary options on documents.
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they provide the surgery. it is not required. Missing non binary options on documents.

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions
End DateSep 16, 2017Jan 25, 2018
Notethey provide the surgery.they provide the surgery. it is not required.
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they provide the surgery. it is not required.

Revision by Ausyk

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Start Date(NONE)Dec 28, 2016
End DateDec 28, 2016Sep 16, 2017

Ausyk created this entry.