Kai (kuradi8) wrote in vaginapagina,

Third Gender Option

Use your favorite search engine to check out the articles about "third gender" which is a new option for birth certificates in Germany and may be adopted by other countries.

A quote from one of the many articles about it:
"Starting in November parents can use a third gender option for German children born "without physical gender-defining characteristics," becoming the first European country to do so.
  According to 2007 Germany government figures, at least 150 intersex babies are born each year and 8,000-10,000 people have "serious variations" from physical gender-defining characteristics, Reuters reported."

I see this as a breakthrough in greater acceptance of those infants (YAY!) and hope that it will open doors for adults who cross (for lack of a better term) "old fashioned" gender boundaries.


(Edited for typo.)

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