Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide

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No existing legal measure
Existing legal measure
Existing proposal
No appropriate data
Listed elsewhere due to differing state legislation
Only in parts of the country
Different in practice
With pathologization
Only after Gender Reassignment Therapy
Only after GRS / Sterilization
Change of Birth Certificate
Privacy Protection
New marriage and keep existing marriage
New marriage after legal change of gender
Two genders
More than two genders
Listed elsewhere due to differing state situation

Gender recognition

  • Not found: KP in Array ( [ĦĦ] => Two genders [ĦĦĦ] => More than two genders [°°] => Two genders [°°°] => More than two genders [WP] => With pathologization [WG] => Without GRT/GRS [OG] => Only after GRT [OS] => Only after GRS / Sterilization [KM] => New marriage and keep existing marriage [NM] => New marriage after legal change of gender [B] => Change of Birth Certificate [P] => Privacy Protection )
  • Legal change of nameLegal change of gender
    Angola
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Antigua
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Argentina
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • Two genders
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Australia
    Listed elsewhere due to differing state legislation - PLEASE CLICK
    Listed elsewhere due to differing state legislation - PLEASE CLICK
    proposals
    Listed elsewhere due to differing state situation
    Listed elsewhere due to differing state situation
    Azerbaijan
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Bahamas
    Existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Barbados
    Existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Belgium
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Belize
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Botswana
    • Without GRT / GRS
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Brazil
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Chile
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Colombia
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Cook Islands
    No appropriate data
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No appropriate data
    No current proposal or initiative
    Croatia
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No appropriate data
    No current proposal or initiative
    Cuba
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    Existing proposal
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Denmark
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Ecuador
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    Egypt
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    El Salvador
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    Fiji
    No appropriate data
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    France
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    • Two genders
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing proposal
    Germany
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Hong Kong
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No appropriate data
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Hungary
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    No existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    No existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Iceland
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    India
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • More than two genders
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Ireland
    • Without GRT / GRS
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    No existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No appropriate data
    Italy
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Jamaica
    No appropriate data
    No appropriate data
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Japan
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Kazakhstan
    • With pathologization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Kenya
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No appropriate data
    No appropriate data
    Kiribati
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Kosovo
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Kyrgyzstan
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Macedonia
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure, different in practice
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Mongolia
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Namibia
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No appropriate data
    No appropriate data
    Netherlands
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal
    New Zealand
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • More than two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    • More than two genders
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal
    Nicaragua
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    Nigeria
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Norway
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Papua New Guinea
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Philippines
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Poland
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Puerto Rico
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Russia
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Saint Vincent
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Samoa
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Serbia
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Singapore
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Slovakia
    Existing legal measure, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Slovenia
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Solomon Islands
    No existing legal measure
    No appropriate data
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No appropriate data
    South Africa
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    South Korea
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Spain
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Suriname
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Sweden
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing proposal
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Without GRT/GRS
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Switzerland
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    No existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    No existing legal measure, with medical supervision, different in practice
    proposals
    Thailand
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Tokelau
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Tonga
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    • Two genders
    • Without GRT/GRS
    Existing proposal
    Trinidad & Tobago
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Turkey
    No existing legal measure, different in practice
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Uganda
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No appropriate data
    No current proposal or initiative
    Uzbekistan
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRT
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • Only after GRS / Sterilization
    • New marriage after legal change of gender
    Existing legal measure, with medical supervision
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative
    Venezuela
    • Without GRT / GRS
    Existing legal measure, different in practice
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    • Only after GRT
    Existing proposal
    • Two genders
    • With pathologization
    • New marriage and keep existing marriage
    • Change of Birth Certificate
    • Privacy Protection
    Existing proposal, with medical supervision
    Zambia
    No existing legal measure
    No existing legal measure
    proposals
    No current proposal or initiative
    No current proposal or initiative