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Dutch increasingly critical about transgender law

10/31/2022 | CNE News

This year, Dutch citizens have become more critical of a transgender proposal that should make it easier for people to change their gender on birth certificates and identity papers. The initiators of the proposal want to remove the minimum age and the need for an expert opinion in the case of gender reassignment. Yet, most Dutch think an expert opinion is crucial when someone desires legal gender change. Two-thirds of the population say there must be a minimum age for legal gender reassignment on birth certificates. The study, carried out by the Dutch Christian patient association NPV, shows no support for the proposal among the general population. That is reported by the NPV in a press release. The study, which had been carried out for the first time between December 2021 and January 2022, shows that a growing share of the population finds that the minimum age for legal gender reassignment should be 18 (37 per cent). In addition, 35 per cent think this age should go up to 25 years when the human brain is “fully developed.” In the previous study, only 26 per cent thought that. During the last survey – carried out this month – only 28 per cent of the 1007 respondents said to favour a minimum age of 16 years and under.


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