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Council will be installed to address reassignment of trans minors in CDMX

The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, announced that next Wednesday she will install a Council, headed by the Legal Counsel, the local Human Rights Commission, the Council to Prevent Discrimination (Copred), and other institutions, with the aim of deciding the gender-gender reassignment for minors, without the need to go to court.

He recalled that a number of families took refuge in the denial of the Civil Registry to make the change, so this council will focus on those cases.

“Next Wednesday we will be installing, beyond the law that will be approved in Congress, this council of the Government of Mexico City, where it will be allowed, according to the conditions and each one will be reviewed of the cases so that this change in the Civil Registry can be allowed, in particular cases that are under protection, without the need for them to continue with their protection, “he said.

He stated that the rights of all citizens of the capital will continue to be guaranteed and, above all, that of diverse families.

Likewise, the head of government reported that this Monday she will send a circular indicating that for no reason can restrictions be established for the procedures carried out by homoparental and lesboparental families in the Civil Registry.

“When we entered the government, a deputy director, who is no longer in the Civil Registry, sent an official letter without authorization from either the General Director of the Civil Registry or, of course, from the Head of Government, where he prevented lesbian-maternal families from adopting children in particular , which, evidently, is against the Constitution and the laws of Mexico City.

“This deputy director was immediately removed and the Director General withdrew this office, but next Monday I will be sending a circular,” which will be signed by Sheinbaum Pardo and will instruct that what the Constitution establishes is applied.

For the comprehensive care of trans people, the Secretariat of Works of Mexico City will begin this month the construction of a clinic in the old facilities of the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE), in Santo Tomás, in the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office , where 18 million pesos will be invested. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

The head of the Sobse, Jesús Esteva Medina, reported that the clinic will have two general medicine offices, one for endocrinology, one for urology, one for psychiatrists and one for dental; three modules of psychology and one of counseling; as well as two cubicles, one for human rights and the other for sexual health.