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Gender Recognition: Health Services and Public Lavatories

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Labour, Putney

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reduce access to (a) health care for young transgender people and (b) public conveniences for transgender people in the forthcoming reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) sets out the process by which a person can change their legal gender. Healthcare for young transgender people and public conveniences for transgender people does not fall within its scope.

The Government is carefully planning next steps on reforming the GRA, so that any changes can have a positive impact on transgender adults who live in the UK.

We have listened closely to all those who engaged with the consultation, and we plan to publish our response this summer, subject to the Government's COVID-19 response.

The Government is also committed to making sure all young people have access to appropriate and timely psychological and medical support.

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