MBM assessment of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

We have today published our review of the Scottish Government’s draft Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. The review can be accessed here: MBM Assessment of draft Gender Recognition Bill and Consultation 24 January 2020 Our review assesses the draft bill…

Losing consensus on the census

Within the last fifteen months, an intense debate has broken out over whether the sex question in the 2021 census should be framed in terms of self-declared gender identity, legal or biological sex. We think that this loss of consensus…

Recording sex on medical records: a case study of NHS Scotland

1. Background Sex is an objective, verifiable, fundamental and immutable characteristic of the human body. Belonging to either the male or the female sex category has profound impacts on the medical needs of a person. This includes needs pertaining to…

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