The requirements and process to change the sex designation on a birth certificate, and whether that is even possible, varies from state to state. The information has been compiled from various sources, including standard legal materials and anecdotal accounts of practices in various states. It may not be current, and should be confirmed before being relied upon in any particular circumstance. A local attorney may be aware of recent changes in the law or may have insights to maximize the probability of success in a more expeditious manner. Please consult with an attorney in the relevant state about your particular situation and needs.
Notes: Although the statute does not specify gender marker correction, Alaska Department of Vital Records will amend the gender marker on a birth certificate with a letter from a licensed medical provider. Continue reading Amended birth certificates will note that the sex designation has been changed