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Landmark Trans Victory In Korea

in KOREA, REPUBLIC OF, 13/05/2013

In South Korea five transgendered individuals won a landmark court case in Seoul to get officially gender recognized without the use of gender altering surgery.

Korea Times reports that a court in Seoul has ruled that transgendered South Koreans can amend their gender on official documents without having to go through genital-altering surgery.

Five transgender people filed the case in a district court. One of the five, a transgender man, said he had had a hysterectomy but felt that there are medical problems that arise from removing sex organs. He has been living as a man for 23 years.

There are only a few countries that legally allow transgender people to change their gender on official documents without undergoing sex organ surgery.

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