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Saudi issues new regulations for sex correction

Saudi health ministry stipulates medical investigations ahead of surgery

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The Ministry of Health has issued new regulations for dealing with cases of sex correction in Saudi Arabia, stressing that such cases, of any kind or age, should be reported to the concerned body at the ministry.

Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Mansour Al-Hawasi has issued a directive to the council of medical cities, specialized hospitals and directors of health affairs in all regions and governorates, stressing the importance of establishing a national record for such cases.

The circular stressed that all medical practitioners in the country should be informed of the new regulations.

It said necessary medical and clinical investigations should be conducted before preparing reports on such cases.

Al-Hawasi explained that these reports will be reviewed by three consultants and a medical committee will on the appropriate action.

The article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.