Public Health Minister Edith Schippers is making 2.8 million euros available annually for breast implants for transgenders, she announced in a letter to the Tweede Kamer on Thursday, ANP reports.
The number of Dutch transgenders who changed their gender on their passport increased significantly following the implementation of the transgender law. Between 2007 and 2014 about 80 people per year changed their gender on their passport, according to figures from social and cultural planning office SCP. In 2015 there were 770 gender changes, NU.nl reports.
Men who feel like a woman and women who feel like a man can now easily change their gender on their birth certificates, diplomas and travel documents.