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Translated title of the contribution: Constitutional Boundaries for Legal Gender Recognition in Finland

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Access to legal gender recognition is contingent on a diagnosis of transsexualism and an infertility requirement. These conditions amount to an interference with a transperson’s right to respect for private life. This article examines the constitutionality of these requirements and draws some constitutional boundaries. The infertility requirement violates fundamental and human rights and could amount to degrading treat- ment, which is absolutely prohibited. It lacks reasonable justification and is disproportionately severe. The process for a diagnosis should be quick, accessible and with sufficient legal safeguards. The diagnosis should not rely on gendered stereotypes.
Translated title of the contributionConstitutional Boundaries for Legal Gender Recognition in Finland
Original languageFinnish
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)416-438
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law

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