DAILYKENN.com -- So-called "sex change" surgeries are legal in Japan. There is a significant caveat: Those who chose to go under the knife must first be sterilized.
The truth is: Gender is determined by chromosomes and polygenic traits. Until one can change his or her chromosomes and polygenic traits, one cannot change one's sex. Sex-change surgery is nothing more than cosmetic.
From AP via New York Post ▼
Human rights and LGBT activists have denounced a controversial ruling by Japan’s Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their gender changed on official documents.
The court said the law is constitutional because it was meant to reduce confusion in families and society. But it did acknowledge that it restricts freedom and could become out of step with changing social values.
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