Transgenderism | New law requires no counseling, treatment, or physician consultation
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/29/16, 10:36 am
Norwegians as young as 6 can now legally change their gender using an online form—without a doctor’s approval, counseling, or surgery.
The law, adopted with a 79-13 vote by the Norwegian parliament in June, makes Norway the fifth country in the world to pass a similar law, and the second behind Malta to include children. While the process in Malta requires a parent to seek court approval for the gender change, children in Norway apply for the change using the same process and paperwork as adults.