Doctors will be allowed to perform gender reassignment surgery only to treat congenital anomalies

The bill to ban gender reassignment suggests that health workers will only be able to perform medical interventions to treat anomalies in children, TASS reports citing the document. The project will also prohibit registry offices from making changes to documents on gender reassignment based on medical certificates.

Amendments will be made to the law “On the Fundamentals of Protecting the Health of Citizens in the Russian Federation”. It will be supplemented with a provision stating that “medical workers are prohibited from carrying out medical interventions aimed at changing the sex of a person, including the formation of primary or secondary sexual characteristics in a person.” Interventions for the treatment of anomalies will be allowed “by decision of the medical commission of the federal public health institution.”

According to Kommersant, the preliminary version of the document also contains a ban on surgical intervention in case of a patient’s mental disorders. State Duma Deputy Irina Filatova informedthat yesterday, May 29, at the council of the Duma “an agreement was reached on the final version” of the document, which was supported by all factions.

Read more about the bill in the material “Kommersant” “The Duma puts the sexual question squarely.”

Laura Keffer


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