A court in Seoul has ruled that transsexual South Koreans can amend their gender on official documents without having to go through genital-altering surgery, Korea Times reports.
Five transmen filed the case in a district court. One of the five 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.
The case will now be heard in the Supreme Court potentially changing the legal rights of trangender people in South Korea.