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Regulations | New self-identification regulations. New Zealand has launched the self-identification process allowing individuals to modify the registered sex on their birth certificate.

This process also extends to children and young people, provided they include a letter of support from a suitably qualified third party, such as registered doctors and other medical professionals.

The role of the third party is to confirm the child's understanding of the implications and their genuine desire to update the sex marker.

Note: providing a letter of support is optional, as individuals have the right to decline.

More comprehensive information about the process and the role of third parties can be found here: Change the registered sex on your birth certificate | New Zealand Government (


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