Entry #908: Right to change legal gender in Uruguay

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RegionUruguay
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateOct 13, 2009
End Datenow
DescriptionIndividuals above the age of 12 are able to change their name on all official documents, from birth certificates to passports, to reflect the gender of their choice.
Sourceshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8304123.stm
Reports (10)
  • Status is not correct "Changed in 2018. https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uruguay-transgender-rights/#gs.3e8cX3A0"
  • Newer law has been passed "Previous law didn't require surgery. New law N° 19.684 "Comprehensive Transgender Bill" habilitates the right to change legal gender into a bureaucratic procedure, revokes prior legislation where court-interference was needed."
  • Status is not correct "Surgery is not required to legally change one's name and gender, but being 18 years of age or older is required. The source is the one that is already quoted here."
  • Status is not correct "https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uruguay-transgender-rights/#gs.nQoIy1k trans people don't need surgery anymore to self-identify gender"
  • Status is not correct "As of 2018, sex change surgery is not a requirement, though it is a legal right"
  • Status is not correct "as of january 1 2019, transgender people will be able to self-identify their gender and change their name without the approval of a judge https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uruguay-transgender-rights/#gs.Ha2aFIM"
  • Status is not correct "no surgery required moreover a law that protects trans people passed October 2018 "
  • Status is not correct "new law was passed last week"
  • Status is not correct "No requirements"
  • Status is not correct "In October 2009, lawmakers passed the Gender identity law allowing transgender people over the age of 18 to change their name and legal gender on all official documents. Surgery, diagnosis or hormone therapy are not a requirement but a judicial permission is required. Applicants cannot request a second change for at least five years. "


Revision History (1)

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Notetranssexuals is able to change their name on all official documents, from birth certificates to passports, to reflect the gender of their choice.Individuals above the age of 12 are able to change their name on all official documents, from birth certificates to passports, to reflect the gender of their choice.

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