Japan requires transgender sterilized

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Japan's Supreme Court this week upheld a law requiring transgender people, sterilized before making the legal process and doctor sex-change.

The ratification of this law that was passed in the country 2003, was because Takakito Usui, a transgender person, He had filed an appeal to change their documents legally, without medical sterilization procedure have been performed.

According to the law, transgender people must also have “a body in which private parts resemble the genitals of the opposite sex”.

On appeal, Usui, also, He had stressed that the point of this law should not focus on whether people are operating or not, but in the way they want to live their lives.

The law, condemned by the United Nations and the World Health Organization, be very rigid and discriminatory, only it allows a trans person is legally recognized, if diagnosed by a psychiatrist of having a gender identity disorder.