Easing The Law For New Yorkers Shifting Gender

New York City is poised to redefine what constitutes a transition from one sex to another, allowing a person’s own identity, not anatomy, to be the determining factor.

The change, which is being advanced both by the City Council and the de Blasio administration, would allow alterations to birth certificates with the blessing of any of a broad range of health care professionals, including doctors and psychotherapists but also physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners and midwives.

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