John Jeanette, the Norwegian trans who fights against sterilizationby Beatrice Credi - 2015.04.17
To her friends, John Jeanette Solstad Remø is simply Jeanette. But in public, she uses her full name, to emphasize the discrimination that transgender people continue to suffer in Norway. She has not, in fact, had trouble changing the sex on her birth certificate. But she was not allowed to change the gender. A request that can be made only after a "true gender reassignment". In other words, following a surgical operation that removes reproductive organs, sterilizing the patient. So John Jeanette has decided to participate in Amnesty International's campaign to urge the Norwegian Government to improve the law in order to allow the the gender change without having to undergo a compulsory medical treatment. An indication contained in a document drawn up also by an expert committee of the Ministry of Health. That, along the lines of what was agreed in Malta recently, proposes legislation based on self-determination and comprehensive non-discrimination provisions.
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