Canadian baby ‘first without gender designation’ on health card

03 Jul 2017
Posted By: SG   |   Source: BBC News   |   URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40480386

 

The 8 month-old child of a Canadian parent may be the first in the world to have no designated gender on their health card. The parent, who ‘identifies as neither male nor female’, wants to keep the child’s gender non-specific until ‘they’ have enough sense of self to be able to make a decision for themself.

Parent Kori Doty, a community educator who is part of the Gender-Free ID Coalition, said that “those who feel different to the gender designation assigned at birth face several problems later in life trying to change their documents.”

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