Volume 10, Issue 38 (Autumn 2016)                   Medical Law Journal 2016, 10(38): 167-189 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Faculty of Law, Azad University of Ayatollah Amoli, Amol, Iran. (Corresponding author)
2- Faculty of Law, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
4- Faculty of Law, Azad University of Qom, Qom, Iran

Gender Dysphoria is diagnosed when there is a considerable incongruence between the individual’s experience of their gender and designated gender at the time of birth. There are different views about biological and environmental factors affecting this phenomenon; and there is no consensus about legitimacy of sex reassignment surgery. Different states have set rights of gender distorted people based on equality and banning discrimination without separation according to the gender and its identity through constitution and common law. Enacting laws regarding gender dysphoria in Iran can make a significant contribution to the recognition of individuals with gender dysphoria. In this study we look into different kinds of gender identity distortion, to investigate biological (genetic and non-genetic) and environmental factors affecting this distortion; subsequently we suggest existing juridical views regarding legitimacy of gender change; and initially, the legal consequences of gender change will be discussed.

Please cite this article as: Vahedi M, Rayejian Asli M, Alimardani A, Behrouzih MR. Role of Genetic Factors in Gender Identity Disorder in the Light of Juridical and Legal Views. Iran J Med Law 2016; 10(38): 167-189.

Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2015/02/10 | Accepted: 2016/04/16