“Switzerland – Dozens apply for gender change after law is eased “

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01/09/2022

(MENAFN– Swissinfo) Since January 1, transgender and intersex people have been able to apply for a sex and name change in the civil register without a medical exam or other pre-conditions. Dozens of people have applied for a sex change in the Swiss civil register after the law was eased on January 1 this year, reports the NZZ am Sonntag. The majority of applications were from people under the age of 30, the paper writes. One person under 16 applied accompanied by their parents. It says that since the beginning of the year, there have been 20 applications in Zurich, 8 in Basel, 14 in Geneva, 4 in Lucerne, 5 in Winterthur and 23 in the canton of Bern. Following a change in Swiss law, transgender and intersex people are now able to change their name and sex in the civil register without bureaucratic complications. As of 2022, there are no longer any medical examinations or other prerequisites.

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