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.