GIFU (Kyodo) A family court in Gifu Prefecture has rejected a request filed by a male-to-female transsexual to officially register her as a woman, because she fathered two sons before the sex change.

Atsuko Mizuno, 44, said Monday the Gifu Family Court rejected in a Jan. 16 decision her request on grounds that the law only allows people diagnosed with gender identity disorder to register their sex change if they do not have children.

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