Now Kazakhstan transgenders have got the possibility to solve their problems in accordance with the acting law. The relevant article has been recently introduced to the new Code on Public Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Its Article 88 legalized surgical operations for sex transformation only for those people who "have gender self-identification disorders in the case of absence of other mental disorders or illnesses".
In the nearest future the new rules on medical examination of transgenders are to be issued. Until now Kazakhstan transgenders were obliged to get the official approval of the special board at country's Public Health ministry for such surgical operations.
According to experts' assessments one transgender is born among every 100 thousand of newborn babies.
Translated by Yerdna Bananes