Israel to permit trans people to legally change gender without surgery

Nick Duffy
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Israel is to re-draft its recognition laws, so trans people will no longer be forced to undergo surgery to legally change their gender.

Israel’s Interior Ministry announced it would allow citizens to change their gender designation on ID cards from now on – without requiring them to go through gender reassignment surgery first.

The change is important as a number of trans people either cannot or do not wish to go through complex surgical procedures, in order to have their basic rights recognised.

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