Tag Archive | Transgender Europe

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Transgender people in Portugal will no longer need to be diagnosed as mentally ill to change their gender legally, after parliament approved a law last Friday that also bans unnecessary surgery on intersex infants. Several European nations require transgender people to undergo medical procedures, such as surgery and sterilisation, be diagnosed with a mental disorder, […]

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

A human rights court ruling, against France, has been hailed by transgender activists as a milestone, in their bid to stop forced sterilisation in Europe. In its 6 March judgement of the complaint, A.P., Garçon and Nicot v. France (application nos. 79885/12, 52471/13 and 52596/13), Strasbourg judges declared that the requirement to undergo sterilisation, or […]