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China Implementing Strict Criteria For Sex Changes

Are you single? Over the age of 20? Have you wanted a sex change for at least five years? Have you lived and worked as a member of the opposite gender for at least two years? Have you told your family about your wishes? Then you would qualify for the gender reassignment surgery in China.

The Chinese government is set to formalize its first set of sex change guidelines after putting them up for discussion on the ministry of health's website. Once a candidate meets the requirements, he or she will have to have the police sign off on it.

Experts estimate that as many as 400,000 people want sex changes in China, a country where many aren't very open-minded about the procedure. Hopefully, those seeking gender reassignment will find ways to overcome the somewhat emotionally painful guidelines (like getting police approval or having to tell potentially hostile family members) so they can live their lives as they wish.


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