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Surgery no longer needed for sex change on passports

5 years ago June 10, 2010 Jun 10, 2010 Thursday, June 10 2010 Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:32:12 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

Surgery is no longer needed to change the gender on a U.S. passport when previously it required definitive proof.

Now, all that's required is a doctor's certification that the applicant has undergone treatment for gender transition.

The National Center for Transgender Equality says that could mean surgery for some and non-surgical care for others.

The State Department also says it's possible to obtain a temporary passport if a physician states an applicant is in the process of gender transition.

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