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Sex is Ex, or Call Me Madame

The Interior Ministry disclosed today that it has officially recognized changes of sex by seven Israeli men who have undergone operations during the last two years. The two most recent changes were recorded in the Ministry’s Tel Aviv office several days ago. They involved two young men who underwent a series of operations in England. The men arrived at the office in female dress. On producing documents attesting to their change of sex they were permitted to register new first names and received identity cards listing them as female.