10/08/2013 11:08 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Fatwa Allows Sex Changes In Iran, But Stigma Remains

Iran ranks second in the world in the number of sex-reassignment surgeries performed each year. The Iranian government goes so far as to subsidize the surgeries, paying up to half of the high expenses of both surgery and treatment. Iran says an average of 300 of these surgeries are performed in the country each year.

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