Horowitz devoted the last days of his term to the struggle for gender self-determination

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 Horowitz devoted the last days of his term to the struggle for gender self-determination

According to Arutz Sheva, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz devoted his last days as Minister of Health to a maneuver that would make the gender reassignment process more accessible to those who are interested.
< br /> In the coming days, a circular will be sent to the heads of hospitals and health funds on the topic “Sex reassignment – change of gender in the population register; work of gender reassignment clinics; gender reassignment surgery.

According to the circular, which has not yet entered into force, a person who wishes to change their sex entry in the population register will be able to do so by submitting an application form and without having to appear before the relevant commission and obtain approval from her.

Section 6.1 of the circular states the following: “The issuance of a state certificate for the purpose of changing the registration of sex in the population register is based on the self-determination of the applicant and is submitted on the application form provided in Appendix A. The issuance of permission to change gender registration is not made conditional on undergoing medical procedures for gender reassignment, including hormone therapy.

The Ministry of Health has issued a circular and called on the public to submit comments by November 16, 2022. The announcement from the Ministry of Health reads: “Comments on the text of the circular can be sent until 11/16/2022 to Ms. Tzipi Hurwitz, Director of the Department of Guidelines and Procedures, at: [email protected]”.
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