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    Legal gender recognition in Estonia


    Legal gender recognition in Estonia

    Postitamine by Marcus on Teis 13 Okt 2015, 15:13

    For the gender reassignment process person has to go through the following steps:

    1. In Estonian capital city (Tallinn) is reception of the psychiatrist every Estonian trans person has to see in the beginning of their journey - Imre Rammul. He will assess first if this person is mentally stable. (contact: - web page is also in English)
    2. Next is a visit to geneticist who will assess the chromosomal gender.
    3. Then there is a commitee of experts (including the doctor person has to see first). They will see if this person is having gender dysphoria. Also they want to see the document from the geneticist about the chromosomal gender (this can also be sent to I. Rammul by the e-mail).
    4. After that person has to write an application to the minister of social affairs to start the procedures.
    5. Minister of social affairs issues a directive. The reply might take several months. After that the person will visit the endocrinologist who will measure the person's hormonal levels and gives recipe for the hormones. The hormones are covered 50% by the health insurance.
    6. After two years (in some specific occasions after one year) of taking hormones person will meet the commitee second time. Then a person is able to change the name, gender mark and social security number.

    • The legal gender recognition in Estonia is not separated from medical procedures.
    • The surgery is not compulsory, but taking hormones is.
    • You don't have to be sterilised.
    • You don't have to divorce, but the marriage is void after changing the gender mark (at least until the civil partnership law is legislated and then the couple should register the partnership in new form).

    Good luck! Further questions are welcome (here in forum or by private message).

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