TRANSGENDER people must be sterilized before they will legally change their gender, Japan’s supreme courtroom has dominated.
The courtroom acknowledged “doubts” had been rising over if the rule displays social values, however mentioned the regulation was constitutional.
Four justices unanimously voted on Thursday to reject an attraction filed by Takakito Usui, a trans man who desires to vary the gender on his official paperwork, reported SBS News.
Usui was attempting to revoke the regulation which states that people who need to vary their gender in Japan must have “no reproductive glands or reproductive glands that have permanently lost function.”
Trans people must even have “a physique which seems to have components that resemble the genital organs of these of the other gender,” in accordance to the 2003 regulation, which was dominated constitutional by the Supreme Court judges.
Usui responded to the ruling by saying: “The essential thing should not be whether you have had an operation or not, but how you want to live as an individual.”