UK Conservative Government to Allow People Choose Their Gender Without Medical Examination | Heat Street:
"The UK Conservative government has announced plans to allow adults to change their gender legally without medical examination.
Under the proposals, people would be able to identify themselves as an opposite gender and have their birth certificates changed to match their desired gender, The Times reported.
The Gender Recognition Bill would change existing laws on gender identity, including the rule that asked people to live two years as their chosen gender before they can formally change their sex in official documents like their birth certificate.
The bill would also tear up the requirement to get a medical diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” before being allowed to officially change gender.
According to the NHS, “gender dysphoria” is a “condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there’s a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity.”
The Minister for women and equalities, Justine Greening, celebrated the plans..."