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Human Rights Watch urges Japan to stop requiring transgender sterilisation

By PTI
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Tokyo, Mar 20: Human Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilised to have their gender changed on official documents.

A 2004 law states people wishing to register a gender change must have their original reproductive organs removed and have a body that "appears to have parts that resemble the genital organs" of the gender they want to register.

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The Supreme Court in January rejected an appeal by a transgender man who wanted legal recognition without undergoing surgery. Human Rights Watch said the compulsory sterilisation requirement is abusive and outdated.

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A report the international rights group released Wednesday said requiring invasive and irreversible medical procedures violates the rights of transgender people who want their gender identity legally recognised.

PTI

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