Transgenderism and Minor Age in Italy

by Alessia Valongo

In light of relevant rulings of the European Courts, this paper deals with the protection of the fundamental rights of individuals with gender dysphoria, with particular regard to the health and gender identity of the ‘older minor’, who only recently has drawn the attention of Italian case law.
The Author examines the major issues that affect adolescence and highlights the progress that the Italian legal system has made in recent years in relation to the needs of those teenagers who want to change their sex and name, at times without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. In line with the necessity of enhancing protection of rights of all transgender persons, the objective of this article is to promote anti-discrimination policies in Italy while respecting the fundamental guarantees of dignity and self-determination of these ‘special minors’.

DOI 10.23815/2421-2156.ITALJ           ISSN 2421-2156

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