Transgender surgery procedure set forth

Updated 02 May 2014
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Transgender surgery procedure set forth

The Ministry of Health will determine which transgender patients are eligible for gender reassignment surgery (GRS), said a recent ministry circular.
Decisions will be made according to the recommendations of a specialized medical team after referral to both the health and justice ministers if there are family disputes over the matter.
“The cases that require medical procedures will be carried out only after consent of both parties,” said the circular.
A committee comprising members of the health sector, the Saudi Jurisprudence Society and the Health and Justice Ministries was recently formed to study the issue of such surgeries at any age.
Authorities such as the Health Ministry and Council of Health Services must be notified in these cases.
In addition, a national registry will be established through the introduction of a single official form and health practitioners dealing with these patients in both the private and public health sectors should be notified of pending surgeries.
Medical and clinical tests will then be conducted, after which a report will be issued and reviewed by three consultants in different specialties for individual recommendation.


Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Updated 26 April 2019
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Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the British Foreign Office in London on Thursday.

The two sides held talks during which they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.

Al-Jubeir also met with Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt and a number of UK Parliament members at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Earlier, Hunt highlighted the strategic partnership between Britain and Saudi Arabia and said that it would help British efforts to end the war in Yemen. “The strategic relationship that the UK has with Saudi Arabia is what allows us to have a huge influence in bringing about peace in Yemen,” he said.