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Involuntary sterilization of transgender people in Ukraine is illegal

Involuntary sterilization of transgender people in Ukraine is illegal

Celebrating a historic milestone now! Administrative Court overturning the despicable legal requirement for transgender people in Ukraine to undergo forced sterilization.

June 19 Administrative Court made this decision in the case of trans* man, who applied for permission to change his legal documents (name and gender marker) and his application was rejected by Special Commission of Ministry of health. Representative of the Commission (defendant) told in Court that their decision was based on explanation letter of Institute of Urology, according to which a minimal surgical intervention for persons of the female biological sex, diagnosed with F64.0 (“Transsexualism”), includes removal of reproductive organs and mammary glands – surgical sterilization.

The Court ruled that the explanation letter of Institute of Urology is not a relevant legal document, so such requirement and rejection is illegal. It is historic point in longterm fight of Ukrainian trans* community for their human rights.

We know, that our Ministry of health can appeal, and we ready to continue the process.

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