3 May 2017

For those whose legal sex designation does not match their gender identity or expression, every occasion that requires presenting an ID is an occasion that leaves them vulnerable to discrimination, harassment, and violence. Research has shown that having the ability to legally change a sex designation reduces suicide rates among transgender individuals. 2016 scholar Ido Katri addressed this issue in a recent op-ed for Haaretz. He criticizes the fact that in Israel, it is extremely difficult for an individual to change their sex designation without first undergoing surgery or taking hormones, both of which have other medical side effects including reduced fertility.

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Ido Katri

Ido Katri (law, University of Toronto) is proposing an approach to promoting gender self-determination that accounts for the diversity of transgendered people’s unique challenges and values their lived experiences of the law.

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