In Canada, you must be over the age of 18 to change your gender on your birth certificate. For transgendered children, this limitation can cause embarrassment and stress. Imagine being a little girl going on vacation with her family, and having to face being listed as a boy on her birth certificate when, in fact, she isn't a boy.
Removing gender listing from birth certificates would prevent this problem. Many individuals point out that gender listing is important for security; however, this is not the case. Race was previously listed on birth certificates but later removed because it was violating human rights. Listing gender on a birth certificate and not allowing individuals under 18 to change their gender listing is also a violation of human rights.
Tell the Canadian Government to Remove Gender Listing from Birth Certificates