French law scraps sterilization for transgender people

French law scraps sterilization for transgender people
 

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rights activists celebrated a major victory in France on Thursday after the country passed legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without undergoing sterilization.
The move comes after a handful of European nations strengthened the rights of transgender people by scrapping requirements such as undergoing medical procedures in order to have their desired gender legally recognised.
Since 2014, Denmark, Malta and Ireland have allowed people to legally change their gender by simply informing authorities, without any medical... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Reuters
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