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Trans[ition] in Iran: An Interactive Timeline

Iran performs more sex change operations than any other country except Thailand. The Islamic Republic treats homosexuality as a sin, even punishable by death, and transsexuality as a medical condition that can be cured through state-sanctioned surgery.

In the article from our Spring 2014 issue, "Trans[ition] in Iran," Rochelle Terman explains the pressure on Iranian homosexuals to seek gender reassignment surgery and examines the negative consequences of this policy on achieving sexual equality for all. 

In a follow up blog post, World Policy Journal presents an interactive timeline showcasing the history of Iran's evolution into what was once an unfamilar terrority.

Click here to view the timeline.

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Information complied by Rochelle Terman and Amanda Roth. Timeline created by Libby Leyden-Sussler. 

 

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