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Russia Moves to Ban Trans Health Care

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A Russian transgender woman walks in Saint Petersburg on April 12, 2019.
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Elected officials in Russia have proposed a new law that would ban transgender people from accessing gender affirming health services – including voluntary surgeries – while allowing operations on intersex children to be carried out without their consent. The bill also prohibits people from changing their name and gender marker on official documents.

The bill essentially infringes on the rights of both transgender people and intersex children. Consenting transgender adults who seek medical interventions to affirm their gender identity will be barred from those services while children born with variations in …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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