Summary: Transgender Demographics
- The Registrar General for Scotland maintains a Gender Recognition Register in which the birth of a transgender person whose acquired gender has been legally recognised is registered showing any new name(s) and the acquired gender. This enables the transgender person to apply to the Registrar General for Scotland for a new birth certificate showing the new name(s) and the acquired gender. In 2015, there were 25 entries in the Gender Recognition Register, an increase of 9 since 2014. The Gender Recognition Register is not open to public scrutiny.
Source: NRS Registration Division (2016)
External source: Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) - The number of Gender Variant People in the UK (update 2011)
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