Hundreds have changed genders on NYC birth certificates

Story highlights

  • The city relaxed its rules on changing gender markers in 2015
  • 731 change applications have since been approved, a report says

(CNN)Hundreds of New Yorkers now have birth certificates that are true to their gender identities.

Over 700 residents have received amended birth certificates since 2015, according to a new report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
In 2014, the department and the City Council eased requirements for gender marker change applications. The new code went into effect in 2015, and since then, 731 change applications were approved, according to the report, released Thursday.