The American Medical Association (AMA) recently issued a news release calling for the modernization of birth certificate policies. According to this release, they have adopted a new policy supporting the elimination of any government requirement that an individual must have undergone surgery in order to change the sex indicated on a birth certificate. This is in opposition to various state laws already existing across the country, stating that one can only change the gender on their birth certificate if they undergo a surgical procedure, then providing a court order stating that this procedure took place.
The AMA also aims to ensure that transgender patients always receive appropriate medical care, regardless of the gender on their birth certificate.
You can read more about the AMA's policy changes here.
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