Transsexuals can change sex without surgery in Italy

by Roberta Lunghini - 2013.08.06
Transsexuals can change sex without surgery in Italy
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In Italy, a tribunal has ruled that a transsexual can officially change sex by registering at the local registry office, without having to undergo sex reassignment surgery. The tribunal of Rovereto, near Trento, accepted the request of a man who has been having hormone therapy to become female for years but who refused to have the operation. The judgment stated that his appearance was “pleasantly feminine” and he had appeared in public for some time with a female name. The judges agreed with the ruling already passed by the Court of Rome and pointed out that, in cases of certified transsexualism, the surgery prescribed by law 164/82 it is not necessary if, in cases where the discrepancy between the body and sexuality does not lead to conflict within the individual.