Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Wednesday - Gender - transgender people in South Africa

After i read an article about a young south african transgender woman that got discriminated against in local a healthcare facility .I felt the need to address issues of being transgender in the new South Africa.
Though in 2003 Alteration of Sex Description Act that says “any person whose sexual characteristics have been altered by surgical or medical treatment or by evolvement through natural development resulting in gender reassignment, or any person who is intersexed” may apply for sex description to be altered on the birth register. Transgender people still face difficulty. I spoke to Katlego from Gender DynamiX who elaborated on the challenges of being transgender in South Africa.

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