Taiwan allows legal gender changes without transitioning

Transgender and intersex individuals will have much freer choice
Trangender TV host Li Jing

Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare has decided to allow people to change their legal gender without transitioning.

After a heated 3-hour debate today (Dec 9), the ministry concludes that individuals intending to change their legal gender need not go through any medical procedures, including psychological evaluation.

Transgender and intersex communities have hailed the decision for matching their needs. For one, doctors have to meet with patients’ parents in existing evaluation, whose veto power is a nightmare for many adult children.

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