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Which African states allow people to change their gender on legal documents?

A person is transgender if their gender identity does not fully correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth. A person is intersex if their genitalia or other physical sexual characteristics do not fit the typical characteristics of a male or female body. The two concepts are not the same, although one could be both transgender and intersex.

Only two African countries – Namibia and South Africa – explicitly allow for a change of gender marker on official documents.

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