Legal Gender & Name Change

Many of our transgender patients choose to change their legal name and/or gender marker for their identification documents.

Anytime after your surgery, our office can provide a letter for a legal gender change, stating you’ve had a surgical procedure for transition. Since requirements vary by state, ID type, and country, let us know if there is any specific language that needs to be included.

Note that for many US documents (such as your passport), you do not need medical or surgical transition to update your gender marker. A simple letter from your physician stating you’ve had “appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition” which is determined by your physician. This may mean surgery, hormones, or simply therapy.

For more information, we recommend Trans Law Center’s Quick Guide (US only).