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Equality North East

Gender reassignment discrimination update

In the UK, section 7 of the Equality Act 2010 protects anyone who is transgender or planning to undergo gender reassignment. The World Health Organization recognises gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder as a psychiatric disorder. Accordingly, transexualism is defined as: ‘A desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by a sense of discomfort with, or inappropriateness of, one’s anatomic sex and a wish to have surgery and hormonal treatment to make one’s body as congruent as possible with one’s preferred sex.’

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December 6, 2017

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