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Six Gulf states consider introducing checks of sex of immigrant workers

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6227 (Published 15 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6227
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Kuwait has proposed that immigrants should undergo special medical tests to identify those who are transgender and bar them from working in the six states of the Persian Gulf.

The expatriate labour committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which groups together Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is to consider the proposal at a meeting in Oman on 11 November.

“The health checklist for migrant workers now contains a mandatory examination to determine gender,” Tawfiq Khojah, …

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