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Strasbourg court: Forced sterilisation trans people violates human rights

Strasbourg court: Forced sterilisation trans people violates human rights Tuesday, 11th April 2017 Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that requiring trans people to undergo sterilisation in order to have their gender recognised, violates human rights. In the case A.P. and Others v. France, three transgender people attempted to change the entries on their sex and forenames on their birth certificates, and were refused so by the national courts, as they did not meet the infertility requirement. The applicants held that the authorities had infringed their right to respect for their private life (Article 8 of the European Convention on...

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A rare condition meant doctors weren’t sure what sex Joe was born.

A rare condition meant doctors weren’t sure what sex Joe was born. With support from Princess Diana, he was finally accepted as a girl. Then came a shattering discovery Joe Holliday was born in 1988 with the rare condition cloacal exstrophy His genitals were never formed, leaving doctors stumped at his birth In 1998 he legally became Joella after living as a girl since the age of one Now, aged 27, he tells of his transition to become male once again By Joe Holliday For The Daily Mail Mum remembers it vividly — the look of horror on the midwives’...

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Hanne Gaby Odiele is the world’s first intersex supermodel

A Face for the Unseen Cady Lang March 2, 2017 Hanne Gaby Odiele, 29, is a fashion model and intersex activist Up to 1.7% of the global population is born with intersex traits—that is, variations in chromosomes, genitals and internal organs that put an individual outside the typical binary of male or female. If that sounds rare to you, consider that it is broadly equivalent to the odds of being born with red hair. For how common being intersex is, however, there’s a shocking lack of public awareness about what it actually means. However, if Hanne Gaby Odiele has her...

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Transgender woman, 28, who knew she was born in the wrong body at age FOUR says hiding her secret made her so depressed she ended up homeless

Stephanie Jones, 28, from the Wirral, transitioned five years ago …but says she knew her real gender from the age of just four  When a friend read her diary at 17, her outing led her to leave home    After living rough, she finally sought help while staying in a hostel Says she now loves vintage fashion and works as a caving instructor   By JO TWEEDY FOR MAILONLINE A transgender woman says that she knew she was in the wrong body from the age of four…but suffered for more than 20 years before she felt strong enough to do anything...

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Concerned about your Mental Health?

If you are concerned about your mental health please contact your G.P in the first instance. If you are already attending mental health services then you can also contact your keyworker or psychiatrist. If you require assistance in the evenings or weekends or in the event of a crisis you should contact your local G.P out-of-hours service or hospital Emergency Department. The Regional Emergency Social Work Service can be contacted out-of-hours on 028950 49999. Lifeline can be contacted for free at any time on 0808 808 8000. This service offers help and support for people who are in distress...

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