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Transgender man denied legal claims to his son

in JAPAN, 17/09/2013

The Osaka Family Court on Friday rejected a demand from a 31-year-old transsexual man for the court to confirm that a 1-year-old boy his wife had using a third person’s sperm is his legitimate child.

At the Osaka Family Court, Judge Keiko Kuboi said, “It is obvious that his wife could not conceive the boy through sexual intercourse with the man.”

The man, previously a woman who changed genders due to gender identity disorder, plans to appeal to a higher court.

Through artificial insemination using the sperm of a donor, the man’s wife had a boy in 2009 and a second boy in 2012. When the couple reported the births to central Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward, both boys were registered as out-of-wedlock children.

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