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/


Revision History (7)

Revision by Samanthos. Status

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ValueLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, 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.
Sourceshttps://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 Date2018-07-052018-09-05
SourcesNo

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-03-022018-07-05

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-01-252018-03-02
Notethey provide the surgery. it is not required.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, surgery not required
End Date2017-09-162018-01-25
Notethey provide the surgery.they provide the surgery. it is not required.

Revision by Ausyk

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Start Date0000-01-012016-12-28
End Date2016-12-282017-09-16

Ausyk created this entry.