Entry #593: Right to change legal gender in France

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RegionFrance
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, no restrictions
Start DateSep 1, 2018
End Datenow
DescriptionIndividuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded. Requires court approval and proof. According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
Sourceshttp://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F34826 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html?_r=0


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Revision by weizkule. source added

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NoteIndividuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded.

According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
Individuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded. Requires court approval and proof.

According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
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Individuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded. According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses. state-funded. Requires court approval and proof. According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
Sourceshttp://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html?_r=0
http://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php
https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F34826
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html?_r=0
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http://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html?_r=0 http://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F34826 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html?_r=0

Revision by Notdog1996

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Start Date(NONE)Sep 1, 2018

Revision by Antinousosiris

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ValueLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, no restrictions
Reports (2)
  • Sources are invalid or broken "404 not found error"
  • Status is not correct "Surgery required"

Revision by danlev

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NoteSex reassignment surgery is state funded.Individuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded.

According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
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Sex reassignment surgery is state funded. Individuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded. According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
Sourceshttp://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.phphttp://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html?_r=0
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http://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php http://www.ameli.fr/professionnels-de-sante/medecins/exercer-au-quotidien/les-affections-de-longue-duree/qu-est-ce-qu-une-affection-de-longue-duree/les-ald-exonerantes.php http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html?_r=0
Reports (21)
  • Status is not correct "Legal, no surgery or treatment required since 2016. Law : loi de modernisation de la justice du XXIe siècle"
  • Status is not correct ""Legal, surgery required" is indicated for 2018- and "Legal, surgery not required" for before 2018, when it's the reverse (as mentioned in description)."
  • Status is not correct "Since 2016, it is possible to change legal gender without surgery. However, many judges continue to demand some proofs, including hormonal substitution treatment, but it is illegal in theory. https://www.demarches.interieur.gouv.fr/particuliers/changement-sexe"
  • Status is not correct "Surgery not required. https://rainbow-europe.org/#8633/0/0"
  • Status is not correct "No surgery required (https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/codes/article_lc/LEGIARTI000039367731)"
  • Status is not correct "On 24 May 2016 the National Assembly passed a bill that revoked the requirement of bottom surgery and sterilization for gender change http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/14/dossiers/justice_21e_siecle.asp"
  • Status is not correct "the index says "no surgery required since 2018" yet the section seems to suggest otherwise, which is probably a mistake"
  • Status is not correct "Surgery, medical treatment or sterilization are not required since November 20th 2016 (article 61-6 of the Civil Code : https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCodeArticle.do;jsessionid=55AAC97096802637C1BC592DF055D9C1.tplgfr21s_3?idArticle=LEGIARTI000033437639&cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006070721&categorieLien=id&dateTexte=20161120)"
  • Status is not correct "Sorry, but in Southern France, obtaining our owner gender is a mental ilness."
  • Date is incorrect "The law changed the 18th of November 2016. Before that surgery was required, since then no more."
  • Status is not correct "Legal, does not require surgery, but requires to go before a judge"
  • Sources are invalid or broken "Surgery is not required"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Since 2016, no surgery is required to change legal gender >> https://tetu.com/2016/10/13/trans-loi-justice-xxi-siecle/"
  • Status is not correct "Well I changed the gender on my ID and also my name in 2015, without surgery. There's ways to do that given you find an intelligent court of justice. Personally I had hormones therapy for a few months, so I was chemically and momentally sterile ; they accepted that and I went back to no hormonal therapy so I can now have children. A lot more young transpeople are against forced sterilization and find those ways, having not been educated by old doctors who thought they had to want it ;) Also I was almost certain that the law had changed, but maybe it doesn't apply in all regions ? Not sure."
  • Status is not correct "Since 1st of April 2017 surgery is no longer required(No sterilization process or any other medical intervention can be used to dismiss anymore). Demand is still formulated to local High Court or the one from the place the person is born."
  • Newer law has been passed "Changing legal gender does not require any medical transition."
  • Status is not correct "No surgery is required since Loi no 2016-1547 du 18 novembre 2016 de modernisation de la justice du XXIe siècle https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/WAspad/UnTexteDeJorf?numjo=JUSX1515639L"
  • Status is not correct "Transsexualism syndrome is still a thing"
  • Status is not correct "Legal to change gender without having to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. 14 October 2016 Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37653459"
  • Status is not correct

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