Entry #6295: Right to change legal gender in Panama

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RegionPanama
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateOct 11, 1972
End Date(none)
DescriptionSince 2006, transgender individuals have been able change their legal gender and name after undergoing gender affirming surgery and potentially humilitating doctor's inspection as reported by some trans activists, 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://www.refworld.org/legal/legislation/natlegbod/2007/es/96448 http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/21/panamas-gender-based-lockdown-and-resilience-transgender-activism https://docs.panama.justia.com/federales/leyes/31-de-2006-jul-31-2006.pdf https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/Transexuales-panamenos-tramitan-cedulas-mujer_0_3518648160.html


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edited by qcksws. Editor was trying to edit the date, fixed date

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Start DateJul 25, 2006Oct 11, 1972

edited by PersianArchitecture. Adding more information regarding humilitating inspections

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DescriptionSince 2006, transgender individuals have been able change their legal gender and name after undergoing 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.
Since 2006, transgender individuals have been able change their legal gender and name after undergoing gender affirming surgery and potentially humilitating doctor's inspection as reported by some trans activists, 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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Since 2006, transgender individuals have been able change their legal gender and name after undergoing 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. and potentially humilitating doctor's inspection as reported by some trans activists, 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.

edited by PersianArchitecture. more sources added as well

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Sourceshttps://www.refworld.org/legal/legislation/natlegbod/2007/es/96448
http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056
https://www.refworld.org/legal/legislation/natlegbod/2007/es/96448
http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056
https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/21/panamas-gender-based-lockdown-and-resilience-transgender-activism
https://docs.panama.justia.com/federales/leyes/31-de-2006-jul-31-2006.pdf
https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/Transexuales-panamenos-tramitan-cedulas-mujer_0_3518648160.html
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https://www.refworld.org/legal/legislation/natlegbod/2007/es/96448 http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 https://www.refworld.org/legal/legislation/natlegbod/2007/es/96448 http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056 https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/21/panamas-gender-based-lockdown-and-resilience-transgender-activism https://docs.panama.justia.com/federales/leyes/31-de-2006-jul-31-2006.pdf https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/Transexuales-panamenos-tramitan-cedulas-mujer_0_3518648160.html

edited by PersianArchitecture. Editing this with more information and non ILGA sources

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Start Date2006Jul 25, 2006
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.
Since 2006, transgender individuals have been able change their legal gender and name after undergoing 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.
Show Difference
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. individuals have been able change their legal gender and name after undergoing 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/
https://www.refworld.org/legal/legislation/natlegbod/2007/es/96448
http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056
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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/ https://www.refworld.org/legal/legislation/natlegbod/2007/es/96448 http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056

edited by Nathan. Status correction, sources added

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ValueLegal, no restrictionsLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateMar 16, 20182006
DescriptionNot 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.
Show Difference
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/
Show Difference
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/

edited by Notdog1996. Fixing the date

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End Date2023(none)

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

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Start DateJul 31, 2006Mar 16, 2018
End DateMar 16, 20182023

edited by Ausyk

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End DateFeb 26, 2018Mar 16, 2018

edited by Ausyk

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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/
Show Difference
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/

edited by Ausyk

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End DateOct 13, 2017Feb 21, 2018
DescriptionNot 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.

created by Ausyk

Original entry
StatusLegal, no restrictions
Start DateJul 31, 2006
End DateOct 13, 2017
DescriptionNot required since 2016.
Sourceshttp://www.elespectador.com/noticias/elmundo/primera-vez-una-transexual-logra-panama-cambiar-su-nomb-articulo-632056