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Gender Recognition

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 160233, tabled on 3 July 2018

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to (a) review the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and (b) de-medicalise the process of applying for a gender recognition certificate.

Answered on

9 July 2018

We have recently published the consultation on Gender Recognition Act 2004. The consultation will run for sixteen weeks, after which we will review the Act based on the responses we receive and set out the Government response to the consultation findings.

The consultation asks respondents their views on the current requirements for obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate, among which are a gender dysphoria diagnosis and a medical report detailing any gender-affirming medical treatment. Our review of these medical requirements is part of our response to the consultation findings.

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