Prevalence of Transsexualism Among New Zealand Passport Holders

@article{Veale2008PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of Transsexualism Among New Zealand Passport Holders},
  author={Jaimie F. Veale},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={887 - 889}
}
  • J. Veale
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: Most previous studies of the prevalence of transsexualism have used data from individuals seeking sex reassignment surgery. New Zealand is unique in that transsexual people can apply to have an ‘X’ for the sex on their passport if they have a name on their birth certificate that is congruent with the sex opposite to their birth assigned sex, and provide a statutory declaration stating they have lived as a member of that sex. Method: From information provided by the New Zealand… 

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