Push to eliminate gender on birth certificates stems from notion there are more than two genders.
Sex designations on birth certificates should be removed because they may offend intersex and transgender people, advocates a new article published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In a piece titled “Failed Assignments: Rethinking Sex Designations on Birth Certificates,” NEJM scientists claim genders appearing on birth certificates “offer no clinical utility” and argue for them to be eliminated or moved to a less prominent place on the form.
“Sex designations on birth certificates offer no clinical utility, and they can be harmful for intersex and transgender people,” the article, published Dec. 17, states. “Moving such designations below the line of demarcation wouldn’t compromise the birth certificate’s public health function but could avoid harm.”
Evidently, the entire basis for the NEJM wanting to reform birth certificates stems from the notion there are more than two genders.