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Publication - Consultation Paper

Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: consultation

Published: 9 Nov 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Research
ISBN:
9781788513982

This consultation seeks views on proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

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Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: consultation
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Footnotes

1 At https://www.unicef.org/publications/index_43110.html

2 At http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(13)00661-7/fulltext.

3 The 2011 census estimates that there were 1,042,597 people under 18 in Scotland, see http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/ods-web/standard-outputs.html.

4 At http://www.welfare.ie/en/downloads/GRAAnnualReport2016.pdf .

5 At https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/technical_note_final.pdf.

6 At https://www.scottishtrans.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Non-binary-report.pdf.

7 Kennedy, N. & Hellen, M. (2010) Transgender children: more than a theoretical challenge. Graduate Journal of Social Science, 7 (2), 25–43.

8 Ristori, J and Steensma T.D “Gender dysphoria in childhood” in International Review of Psychiatry, Gender dysphoria and gender incongruence, Vol 28, 2016 Issue 1.

9 Wallien and Cohen-Kettenis “Psychosexual outcome of gender-dysphoric children” Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 47, 1413–1423.

10 Di Ceglie, D., Freedman, D., McPherson, S. & Richardson, P. (2002) Children and Adolescents Referred to a Specialist Gender Identity Development Service: Clinical Features and Demographic Characteristics. International Journal of Transgenderism.

11 Di Ceglie etc al (2010) above, and Steensma T.D et al (2010) “Desisting and persisting gender dysphoria after childhood; A qualitative follow up study”, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry Vol16 issue 4

12 Steensma T.D et al (2010) above.

13 This was indicated in the studies referenced in Annex A which used the Child Behaviour Checklist

14 Mental Health of Transgender Youth in Care at and Adolescent Urban Community Health Centre: A Matched Retrospective Cohort Study, Sari L. Reisner and Ors, Journal of Adolescent Health March 2015 Vol 56 Issue 3 pages 274-279

15 Rebeca Robles et al “Removing transgender identity from the classification of mental disorders: a Mexican field study for ICD-11” http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30165-1

16 Dhejne C et al “Mental Health and gender dysphoria: A review of the literature (2016)

17 At http://data.parliament.uk/WrittenEvidence/CommitteeEvidence.svc/EvidenceDocument/Women%20and%20Equalities/Transgender%20Equality/written/19582.html

18 At https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/.

19 At http://www.sandyford.org/.

20 At http://lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk/services/gic/Pages/default.aspx

21 Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1997, section 24(2).

22 At the URL below https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1691/kw/CHANGE%20OF%20SEX

23 Information on the process is at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/births-adoptions/births/birth-certificates/change-of-gender-designation-on-birth-certificates. The legislation is the Vital Statistics Act, at section 27 here- http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96479_01.

24 At http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2015/act/25/enacted/en/html

25 At http://justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lom&itemid=12312&l=1

26 At https://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Births-Deaths-and-Marriages-Information-for-Transgender-Applicants?OpenDocument.

27 At http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1995/0016/latest/versions.aspx?search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_births+deaths+marriages+and+relationships+act+1995_resel_25_a&p=1 and http://www.youthlaw.co.nz/information/relationships/marriage-civil-unions-de-facto-2/ .

28 Unless the child has an intersex condition/variation of sex development, in which case an application can be made notwithstanding they are under 6 years of age.

29 The Scottish Government understands that the age of legal majority is 18 in Spain. See The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons, Jens M Scherpe (ed) Spain at page 268.


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