End of mandatory sterilisation as prerequisite for official sex change in Czechia

People in the Czech Republic wishing to have their gender reassigned will no longer have to undergo sterilisation, the Ministry of Justice along with the Government Commissioner for Human Rights, Klára Šimáčková Laurenčíková, announced on Thursday. The Czech Republic is one of the last EU countries in which the controversial practice of mandatory sterilisation persists.

A new law will make a personal statement and a medical recommendation sufficient for a person to be able to officially change their gender, meaning that they will be able to do so before they undergo gender reassignment surgery, as opposed to the other way around as it is at present.

Author: Anna Fodor