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Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records [12 VAC 5 ‑ 550]
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12/14/15  9:54 pm
Commenter: Rob Phillips

Gender Change on Birth Certificate
Surgery should not be a requirement for changing the gender marker on Birth certificates. Surgery is a medical decision that should be made between the person and their doctor. Not only is surgery not a requirement for gender transition, for many it is not a viable medical option due to health or financial reasons. Most all insurances exclude trans Healthcare and most do not have the $10,000+ to pay out of pocket. In addition, having to appear in court is costly and an extraneous step that some trans people cannot afford, monetarily or time wise.
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