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People suffering from gender dysphoria in Japan must be sterilized before they can change official documents to reflect the gender of their choosing rather than biological sex.
A panel of judges unanimously upheld a ruling Wednesday stating that individuals identifying as transgender must have “no reproductive glands or reproductive glands that have permanently lost function,” if they seek to change official records displaying sex, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
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Four judges upheld the decision, ruling that the law was constitutional. The law also insists that persons wishing to change official documentation must look like the gender with which they identify. Transgender persons seeking document changes must have “a body which appears to have parts that resemble the genital organs of those of the opposite gender,” the law states, according to AFP.
Wednesday’s decision comes after Japanese man Takakito Usui sued over the law’s requirements. Usui is biologically male but identifies as female. He is seeking documentation that reflects his gender choice.
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While the decision was unanimous, presiding justice Mamoru Miura issued an additional...
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