Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud | Norway

One of the biggest victories due in part to the Ombud’s work in the last 20 years is the dismissal of corrective surgery as a requirement for change of legal sex in the National Population Register. Applying the former Discrimination Act on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression of 2013, the Ombud concluded that this requirement was discriminatory based on gender identity. This statement, together with advice from an expert group appointed by the Government, led to the adoption of the Act on change of legal sex in 2016. As of 1 July 2016 corrective surgery or other treatment is no longer a requirement for change of legal gender in Norway. All you have to do now is to apply.