Quang said this is the basis for the judicial authorities to redefine Hiep’s gender. The Ministry of Health is expected to assign the Tu Du Hospital or Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to make the examination, in order to early complete Hiep’s profile to be legally recognized of the sex change.
According to Quang, the government’s Decree 88, issued in 2008, has provisions on conditions for redefining gender. In 2010 the Ministry of Health issued a circular guiding the implementation of some articles in the decree.
However, until now the Ministry of Health has not received any request from hospitals to provide examination services for gender determination while it is a real demand and a human issue.
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