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Bahrain court gives initial approval to gender reassignment for two trans men

Two trans men working for the government in Bahrain have been given initial approval for gender reassignment.

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5th January 2014 07:51

Alessia Valenza

The lawyer acting on behalf of the two said the High Administrative Court had referred them to a medical examiner.

This is expected to lead to them being allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery abroad, and to be legally recognised as male.

Both parties sought permission to undergo the surgery abroad, but needed the approval of authorities in order to have legal recognition of their gender identities. Speaking to the GDN, their lawyer Fawzia Janahi said both of the men had gender dysphoria.

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