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Management of Transsexualism in China and Hong Kong – An Update.

Management of Transsexualism in China and Hong Kong – An Update.

Transsexuals in Taiwan and Hong Kong have faced greater difficulties than those in mainland China, due in part to the influence of Western laws and culture. Since the governments of Hong Kong and Taiwan recognize only one’s chromosomal sex (“born sex”) irrespective of whether a person has undergone sex-reassignment surgery, and since marriage is limited to unions between a man and a woman, marriages of transsexuals are not permited. For legal purposes and documentation, a person’s “born sex” applies. This situation creates social disadvantages for transsexuals, especially in signing contracts, buying insurance, finding a job, reporting crimes such as rape, or simply using public toilets.

Transsexual groups have been formed in all three regions of China. They function as mutual support groups to fight for the welfare and rights of transsexuals. In 2013, a transgender woman in Hong Kong succeeded in a landmark Court of Final Appeal case that granted her the right to wed. Following that ruling, the Security Bureau published a bill in late February for public consultation, so as to amend the Marriage Ordinance to allow transgender people to wed. But the bill also seeks to enshrine in law an existing government policy that transgender people must have completed gender-reassignment surgery before their acquired sex can be recognized legally.

Areas of Interest / Categories: Asia Oceania Federation of Sexology 2014

Asia Oceania Federation of Sexology 2014

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