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Taiwan to allow legal gender changes without transitioning

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

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12th December 2013 14:04

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

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 psychiatric evaluation.

For one, doctors in existing evaluation have to meet with patients’ parents, whose veto power is a nightmare for many adult children.

The Ministry of Interior, another stumbling block, will come up with relevant policies and details to help put the new decision into practice, after further review and discussion.

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