Trans women could leave Ukraine but for one teeny, tiny detail

All Ukrainian men aged between 18 and 60 have been banned from leaving the country due to the Russian invasion and the need for soldiers. The move was imposed by the State Border Guard Service last week in a bid to stop men leaving the country to avoid the draft.

Transgender women in Ukraine who don’t want to serve and seek to flee the war and leave the country have found that they can’t because their passport identification says they’re male. To update documentation requires some people to stay in hospitals for months to “prove their gender”.