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South Korea to choose destiny of first transgender soldier


Military authorities in South Korea will decide one week from now whether to release a trooper who as of late embraced sexual orientation reassignment medical procedure, authorities said on Friday, in the primary such case in the nation. 

South Korea bans transgender individuals from joining its military yet has no particular guidelines on how to manage the individuals who have intercourse change tasks during their time in the administration. 

The non-authorized official entered the military as a man and had a sex change activity a year ago and is at present at a military-run emergency clinic, armed force representative Jeon Ha Gyu said. 

It is the first run through a functioning obligation trooper in South Korea has been alluded to a military board to conclude whether to end their administration because of sex reassignment activities, as per Jeon and Defense Ministry representative Choi Hyunsoo. 

A rights association that says it has offered directing to the officer said the staff sergeant has experienced physiological treatment and hormone treatment for an all-encompassing period. 

An announcement from the Seoul-based Center for Military Human Rights said it trusts a "forward-looking" choice will be made at the military gathering it said will occur next Wednesday. 

Perspectives on sexuality and sex issues in South Korea have been gradually changing, and a few gay-themed motion pictures and TV dramatizations have become hits and some transgender performers have ascended to fame as of late. 

By the by, a solid inclination against sexual minorities endures. 

Activists state transgender individuals stay liable to confront badgering, misuse and affronts, and many experience the ill effects of gloom and have endeavored suicide.

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