by Ashley S. Moss on Jun 14, 2018 Uncategorized
In the Philippines, the gender on a birth certificate can be changed in the case of "a clerical or typographical error." A hard_won legal precedent for changing the gender designation for identity reasons also exists. In a 2008 ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Jennifer Cagandahan obtained the right to change the name and gender on her birth certificate.
Today, most countries require birth certificates to be issued within a certain period after birth. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child also enshrines the right for all children to have their births registered.