Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa arrives outside 10 Downing Street to meet Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in London, April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Transgender people in Portugal will no longer need to be diagnosed as mentally ill to change their gender legally, after parliament approved a law on Friday that also bans unnecessary surgery on intersex infants.It follows Malta, Norway, Denmark, Ireland and Belgium.People who are transgender do not identify with the gender they were born as, while intersex people have ambiguous genitalia that are not considered typically male or female.The law also means Portugal will become only the second nation in the world, after Malta, to ban medically unnecessary surgery on the genitals of intersex infants, activists said.
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