A transsexual taking part in the Ashdod gay pride parade.
Israel has lowered the minimum age for sex-change surgery from 21 to 18, and candidates will only have to prove they have lived for one year as the requested gender identity, instead of two years. The minimum age is for approval; patients will still need to go abroad for the procedure due to a lack of expertise in Israel. It bears noting that the procedure is included in Israel’s “health basket” of subsidized treatments: it is considered a genuine health need, not cosmetic surgery. More