Before undergoing a gender reassignment procedure, certain requirements must be met, since the changes that the patient will experience are irreversible. These requirements are
- Being of full legal age
- Having contact with a psychologist to rule out any temporary psychological condition and to certify that the patient is suffering from a real transsexual process.
- Possession of a certificate issued by a psychiatrist confirming the diagnosis of real transsexuality (an indispensable legal requirement for carrying out the procedure).
- Having received hormone therapy, supervised by an endocrinologist, for at least nine months prior to surgery.
Signing a release document, a copy of which can be requested, which provides information on the irreversibility and possible complications of the surgery.