by Kristina F. Singh on Jun 13, 2018 Birth Certificate
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.
These documents also show the extent of progress when it comes to gender relations. Just a few decades ago, U.S. birth certificates listed the father's occupation but not the mother's. There was no expectation of working women, at least officially.