Civil Law Jurisprudence

Gender Classification

Where the person is biologically or naturally intersex the determining factor in his gender classification would be what the intersexed person, having reached the age of majority, with good reason thinks of his/her sex.

Here, respondent thinks of himself as a male and considering that his body produces high levels of male hormones (androgen), there is preponderant biological support for considering him as being male. 

Republic vs. Cagandahan, GR 166676

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