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Russia bans transsexuals and people with personality disorders from driving

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 12 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h186
  1. John Follett
  1. 1London

The Russian government has changed the law to expand the number of medical and psychological conditions that disqualify people from driving, stirring controversy at home and internationally by banning transvestites and transgender people from getting behind the wheel.

The changes, signed into law by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, were published earlier this month and are part of the Kremlin’s efforts to reduce the number of people killed in road crashes in Russia. Just under 30 000 …

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