Adding to the list of states that allow you to change your birth certificate without surgery is the District of Columbia.
D.C. Council Unanimously Passes Birth-Certificate BillThe other states that allow you to change your birth certificate without surgery are Illinois and Oregon and I expect to shortly see other states follow their lead.
Bill aims to make it easier to amend name and gender on birth certificates
By John Riley
Published on July 1, 2013
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill last week that makes it easier for transgender and intersex individuals to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their correct gender and name, while simplifying and streamlining the current process of amending such information.
The bill requires those seeking to obtain a new birth certificate to submit a written and signed request from the person in question and a signed statement from a licensed health care professional attesting that the applicant has received treatment appropriate for a gender transition. The bill also eliminates a requirement that individuals publish their names and gender change in a general publication newspaper for three consecutive weeks.