Trans people shouldn't need to have surgery to change their birth certificate
(23 July 2015, Same Same)
Gender reassignment surgery is expensive, invasive and not always wanted by every transgender Australian. So why is surgery required in New South Wales before a trans person can change their birth certificate to represent their lived identity?...
...Sydney MP Alex Greenwich says the majority of trans people live within their gender identity without surgery, so NSW guidelines for altering birth records are inconsistent with Australian Government records which allow passport sex classification updates without surgery.
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