The number of Texans seeking to change the sex listed on their birth certificates is on the rise, according to data from the Department of State Health Services.

DSHS released the information in response to an open records request from Texas Scorecard, revealing an upward trend in birth certificate sex changes since 2015.

Year Total Count Court Order Clerical
2015 580 34 546
2016 468 24 444
2017 529 8 521
2018 228 13 215
2019 534 282 252
2020 658 349 309
2021 616 385 231
2022* (Partial) 793 307 486

Voluntary sex changes are listed as court ordered, while clerical fixes (such as a paperwork mistake) are listed separately.

In 2015, only 34 court-ordered sex changes were recorded, compared to 385 in 2021, more than a tenfold increase in six years.

The release comes as the state Legislature is set to reconvene in less than month. Once again, ending child gender mutilation is a legislative priority of the Republican Party of Texas. Last session, proposed legislation passed the Senate but was killed repeatedly in the House.

This time, activists are demanding results.

“As we have long suspected, voluntary sex change operations are on the rise,” said Chris Hopper, the president of Texas Family Project. “The vast majority of left-wing doctors, psychiatrists, and blue-haired teachers are doing their best to funnel innocent children into the system of irreversible chaos.”

“Thankfully,” Hopper added, “the Texas GOP has made it one of their top priorities to end this idiocy. Now we watch and wait to see if lawmakers in the lone star state actually do what their constituents back home send them to the capital to do.”

Legislation has already been filed in the House and Senate. The Legislature gavels in on January 10.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens