Entry #6295: Right to change legal gender in Panama

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RegionPanama
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start Date2006
End Datenow
DescriptionSince 2006, transgender persons can change their legal gender and name after cundergone gender affirming surgery according to Article 121 of The Civil Registry Law (Law No. 31) In 2016, a transgender woman was able, through court permission, to change her legal name according to her gender identity, without the need to undergo surgery.
Sourceshttps://database.ilga.org/panama-lgbti https://database.ilga.org/api/downloader/download/1/PA%20-%20LEG%20-%20Law%2031%20(2006)%20-%20OR%20(es).pdf http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/


Revision History (6)

Revision by Nathan. Status correction, sources added

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, no restrictionsLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateMar 16, 20182006
NoteNot required since 2016. Missing non binary option on documents.Since 2006, transgender persons can change their legal gender and name after cundergone gender affirming surgery according to Article 121 of The Civil Registry Law (Law No. 31)
In 2016, a transgender woman was able, through court permission, to change her legal name according to her gender identity, without the need to undergo surgery.
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Not required since 2016. Missing non binary option on documents. Since 2006, transgender persons can change their legal gender and name after cundergone gender affirming surgery according to Article 121 of The Civil Registry Law (Law No. 31) In 2016, a transgender woman was able, through court permission, to change her legal name according to her gender identity, without the need to undergo surgery.
Sourceshttp://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
https://database.ilga.org/panama-lgbti
https://database.ilga.org/api/downloader/download/1/PA%20-%20LEG%20-%20Law%2031%20(2006)%20-%20OR%20(es).pdf
http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
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http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://database.ilga.org/panama-lgbti https://database.ilga.org/api/downloader/download/1/PA%20-%20LEG%20-%20Law%2031%20(2006)%20-%20OR%20(es).pdf http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

Revision by Notdog1996. Fixing the date

Old Value New Value
End Date2023(NONE)

Revision by Notdog1996. Trying to fix the dates. This is the current entry

Old Value New Value
Start DateJul 31, 2006Mar 16, 2018
End DateMar 16, 20182023

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateFeb 26, 2018Mar 16, 2018

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
End DateFeb 21, 2018Feb 26, 2018
Sourceshttp://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
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http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
End DateOct 13, 2017Feb 21, 2018
NoteNot required since 2016.Not required since 2016. Missing non binary option on documents.
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Not required since 2016. Missing non binary option on documents.

Ausyk created this entry.