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Community research and consultation

4. Gender identity

The provision removes the previous requirement for the process to have to be undertaken under medical supervision. So it will cover, for example, someone who is born physically male but who decides to live permanently as a woman.  The most common term used to refer to people who live in the opposite gender to that of their birth is 'Trans'.

Information and consultation

  • Gender identity fact sheet - a fact sheet outlining key information about gender identity, commissioned by Dorset Equality Partnership, written by the Intercom Trust, with input from the ESW Transgender Network

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