Japan : Court rules transsexual can be a father

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A man who was born a woman has been recognized by Japan’s top court as the legal father of his wife’s child.

In a national first, the Supreme Court overturned earlier decisions that had rejected his bid to be registered as one of the child’s parents, and said the fact that a third person’s sperm was used in his wife’s IVF treatment was not legally material.

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The decision opens the door for other transsexuals to gain recognition as fathers, despite their having no biological role in the conception and birth of the child.

Read more : www.shanghaidaily.com

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