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Sex change, transplant not included in amended law correcting birth records

On August 15, President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the act authorizing the office of city/municipal civil registrar or consul general to correct clerical or typographical errors in a person’s birth records without a court order. However, it was made clear that those who’d undergone sex change won’t be able to officially record their preferred gender.

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17th September 2012 09:13

Alessia Valenza

The specific clause reads: “…nor shall any entry involving change of gender corrected except if the petition is accompanied by a certification issued by an accredited government physician attesting to the fact that the petitioner has not undergone sex change or sex transplant.” Read the full story