Brazil's Supreme Court Authorizes Gender Modifications

Brazil's Supreme Court unanimously decided on Thursday (the 1st) that Brazilians can change their genders on the civil registry without having to undergo a sex-change operation or having to wait for legal authorization.

The change can be made at a notary's office.

Transsexual and transgender individuals may also request to change their names and gender without having to undergo a medical or psychological evaluation.

The justices found that there should be no minimum age for making such changes in the registry. The lawsuit was filed by the Prosecutor General's Office (PGR) in 2009. Read more via Folha De S. Paula