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Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

The Scottish Government is committed to reviewing and reforming gender recognition law so it is in line with international best practice for people who are transgender or intersex.

Our consultation on gender recognition is now open.  We will shortly publish a consultation about people with intersex variations.

A transgender person has a gender identity that does not correspond with the sex the person was assigned at birth.

"Intersex" is a term sometimes used to refer to people with a variation of sex development.  Someone born with an intersex condition has sexual characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions of female or male.

We have been speaking to key stakeholders about our proposals in this area, including conducting interviews with businesses to inform our Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment.