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Gender Identity Disorder Girl Allowed to Attend School As Boy


Health & Wellness  (tags: Gender Identity Disorder, GID, school, uncomportable, gender, Kagoshima, Japan, public school, school uniform, sickness, Ministry of Education )

Naoko
- 1643 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A teenager diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) has been allowed to attend her school as a boy from April. The 13-year-old, who has felt uncomfortable with her gender since around 2 years old, will attend her public junior high school in Kagoshim



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Past Member (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 6:53 am
I was wondering how Japan deals with this kind of disorder, all I know concerns Europe, so I was curious to hear about Japan. I was quite confused, from what I know of Japan, which can be a very tolerant country (considering the importance of respect of other people) as much as very close-minded (very traditional at the same time). It's good to see this kind of progress, it's very good. Good to see that this disorder is getting and will be treated more and more early, leaving less scars in the souls of these people.
 

Elaine Dixon (71)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 5:25 pm
what ever she/he feel comfortable with and as long the laws of the school and society says it is ok, who are we to say anything
 

Naoko I. (262)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 10:27 pm
Thanks for the comments, Florian and Elaine. I think GID itself is not known well, but tolerated in Japan. But at the same time, staying single is regarded "not good", so those who have problems with their gender would have difficult times.
 

Linda J. (0)
Monday March 1, 2010, 6:40 am
Thanks for article.
 

Lynn M. (192)
Monday March 1, 2010, 1:30 pm
Here we go again with this issue.... Whichever gender a child identifies with and feels comfortable with should be considered heavily and deemed o.k. There would be far fewer alcoholics, drug addicts or simply just people on shrinks couches years down the road if this was adhered to. Screw society and what they think...How could there be anything worse than feeling like you are the wrong sex in the wrong body? Very sad indeed.
 
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