Norwegian Children Will Be Able to Legally Change Their Gender If Proposed Law Is Enacted

Illustration by Ole Tillmann

This article appears in the August Issue of VICE Magazine

The Norwegian government recently proposed a law that makes seven-year-olds eligible to legally change their gender—with parental consent. Under the new system, kids won't be allowed to undergo sex-reassignment surgery; only citizens 18 or older can have the procedure. The new legislation has received positive reviews in Norway partly because the previous one was considered so medieval. Before,...

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