People to be allowed to pick their own gender without doctor’s diagnosis

The Government is reportedly planning to reform gender identity rules to make it easier for people to choose their own gender in law.

Under plans being considered by ministers, adults will be able to change their birth certificates at will without a doctor’s diagnosis, while non-binary gender people will be able to record their gender as “X”.

The Sunday Times reports that changes will be included in a planned Gender Recognition Bill, set to be published in the autumn.