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The Federal Council expects TRANS people small

Actually, Friday was a good day for all TRANS people in Switzerland. The Federal Council wants to, that TRANS-men and -women, your gender and your name in the future, people can change register non-bureaucratic with a statement. So it is enough if people have the feeling of living in a wrong body, in the case of the Civil Registrar to audition and fill out a form. So far, each of the gender change in front of the judge, had to.

But with the message, adopted by the Federal Council for the attention of Parliament, the state government also irritating messages. It States: "According to projections based on data in the literature, life in Switzerland, between 100 and 200 people with TRANS identity, which were already in surgery or for whom surgery is being considered."

expert goes up to 2000 operated TRANS people

That is an understatement, as a glance at the medical statistics of hospitals shows. Thus, between 2009 and 2017, not less than 353 people sang a total of 384 gender body operations have undergone. The evaluation of the Federal office for statistics (BFS).

And even in the Federal statistics are not collected in all of the operations in the case of TRANS people – because it depends on how the hospitals bill. Only the comparatively small cantonal hospital train runs per year, around 80 breast distances in the case of TRANS men, and in the case of people who have been born in a woman's body, but as a man, identify.

In Switzerland there are only few specialized medical professionals, familiar with the matter. One of them is the gynecologist Niklaus Flütsch is, he runs a practice in train, and a clinic in Zurich. Flütsch estimates that the Federal Council has to be at least a factor of 10 charged. This means that In Switzerland there is likely to be up to 2000 people, carried out by a so-called feminizing or virilising Operation.

The Zug gynecologist speaks from experience. He is in charge alone, 630 TRANS people, several Hundred of them have sex in one Form or another operationally adjust. In addition, many TRANS-people from Switzerland, contributed to make the operations abroad – because there was in this country for a long time surgeons, the such a complex intervention make could. These people also show up in any of the Swiss statistics.

much to low Figures, the Federal Council has on 23. May 2018 published as the consultation process for the amendment of the law started, the TRANS-people should facilitate the adjustment of the sex with the authorities. In the result, the Numbers of the media were taken wide.

As a member of the Federal Commission for women's issues (EKF) showed Flütsch the Federal government on the error. In the EKF-opinion of the physician wrote during the consultation process: "It is unfortunate that the Federal Council is based on unclear sources."

sex change without surgery

in fact, the Federal Council has recognized his mistake. Michel Montini, the Federal office of justice is responsible for the business, says, you suspect, actually, that the number of the operated TRANS people in Switzerland is higher. "In this respect, the EKF's probably right."

But the Figures were not removed from the message. Only in the second part of a long footnote, the Federal Council mentions the criticism of the EKF. The question " Why " is not answered Montini. Instead, he mentioned a different evaluation was made by the Federal office for justice, for the first time. So it was in Switzerland, from 2011 to 2018, a total of 676 gender changes in the civil status register and this is growing rapidly.

However, these Figures also capture the Swiss abroad say little about the effectively performed operations. As for a sex change in the registry to let TRANS people do not necessarily operate. The regional court of Bern-Mittelland in the year 2012 in the end, for a change of Gender in the Register, no surgical procedure should be provided. Even hormone therapy would not necessarily be required.


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Created: 08.12.2019, 11:25 PM

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