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Surgery no longer needed for sex change on passports

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Posted: Jun 10, 2010 6:32 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: surgery, gender, U.S., passport, proof, medical, treatment, transition

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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