Law No. 26743 on Gender Identity in our country guarantees the right of people to recognition of their self-perceived identity and allows them to request the rectification of their sex and change of first name and image, among other aspects.
Throughout the 10 years of the Gender Identity Law, it was known that 12,655 people corrected their DNI to match their self-perceived identity, that is, 26 out of every 100,000 inhabitants, according to a report released by the Registry National Administration of People (Renaper) and the Population Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior.
In this way, the agency provides updated data on Monday, May 9, a decade after the enactment of Law 26473 on Gender Identity.
Ten years have passed since the enactment of the Gender Identity Law.
— Ministry of the Interior (@MinInteriorAR) May 9, 2022
The official study identifies that, of the 12,655 people who rectified their document, six out of 10 who made changes to the “sex” category on the DNI corresponded to the “woman” option and four out of 10 to the “male” option. and 2.2% of the people who carried out this procedure are foreigners.
Regarding this year, 138 people agreed to the rectification of the DNI, 39 of them are transfeminities, 66 transmasculinities and 33 non-binary identities.
The three most outstanding axes of this law are: the recognition of self-perceived gender identities; the responsibility of the State to protect access to comprehensive health care for transvestites and trans people; and the right to dignified treatment, especially contemplating children and adolescents, in the public and private spheres.
In its 2nd article, the norm defines: “gender identity is the internal and individual experience as each person feels it, which may or may not correspond to the sex assigned at birth, including the personal experience of the body” .