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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12802: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to scope the needs of people (a) who are intersex and (b) with differences of sexual development (DSD).

Answered by: Angela Constance 29 November 2017

Intersex people/people with differences of sexual development face issues that are distinct from those experienced by transgender people, and those issues go beyond legal gender recognition. For those reasons, we have decided that we should consult separately on these issues. We expect to publish a consultation shortly seeking views about the actions needed to address the issues experienced by intersex people, people with differences of sexual development and their families.

In the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, we committed to reforming gender recognition law so it is in line with international best practice for people who are transgender or intersex.