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Gender Reassignment Surgery Agency Ranks S. Korea Lowest for Transgender Human Rights

Gender Reassignment Surgery Agency Ranks S. Korea Lowest for Transgender Human Rights

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Transgender human rights issues are once again provoking discussion in South Korean society. The stories of Byun Hee-soo, a former noncommissioned officer who wished to remain in the military but was discharged after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, and a transgender student who eventually gave up her spot in law [...]

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A transgender individual who was accepted to Sookmyung Women’s University’s Law School after undergoing sex change surgery last year has decided to withdraw her application after being subjected to a torrent of hate speech from some students. In the meantime, some students’ ridicule and accusations against the transgender student [...]

Continuing Debate over Transgender Student Enrolling at Women’s University

Continuing Debate over Transgender Student Enrolling at Women’s University

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is heating up on university campuses over a transgender student who was accepted to Sookmyung Women’s University (SWU) after undergoing sex-change surgery from male to female. There are claims that gender changes threaten women’s rights and safety, while signatures “welcoming” the transgender student are continuing among the alumni [...]

Students at Women’s University Oppose Enrollment of Transgender Female

Students at Women’s University Oppose Enrollment of Transgender Female

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Students at Sookmyung Women’s University are strongly opposing the recent decision by school authorities that a transgender female has been admitted to the university. The transgender female, 22, received a sex change operation in Thailand last year and was reassigned a new gender by authorities before being admitted to [...]