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Transgender Parent in Japan Banned from Changing Legal Gender

March 19, 2019 Video Japan: Compelled Sterilization of Transgender People Japan’s government should stop forcing transgender people to be surgically sterilized if they want legal recognition of their gender identity. A transgender woman is suing the Japanese government over a law that prevents her from having her legal gender officially changed from “male” to “female” – only because she has an 8-year-old child. In Japan, transgender people who want to legally change their gender must appeal to a family court. Under the law, applicants must undergo a psychiatric evaluation and be surgically…

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