Japan Forcibly Sterilizes Transgender People Amid a Fertility Crisis

By On March 6, 2018

Did you know the Japanese government forces sterilization upon people who want to be legally recognized as another gender after a sex change operation?

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The law states that applicants seeking legal gender change must “permanently lack functioning gonads” before being legally recognized as the other gender. Applicants are required to be single, without children under 20, and then receive a psychiatric evaluation that diagnoses them with “Gender Identity Disorder.”

The legality and debate about the law recognizing someone as a certain gender is not what this article will focus on. Instead, let’s take a look at why this law says the applicant must be single.

Japan is seemingly encouraging as many people as possible to not reproduce, to not even have sex, and to remain single. It is the reason that Japan is currently suffering a severe population crisis: a fertility crisis, a population crisis, and most importantly an intimacy crisis. It appears this crisis has been socially engineered.

People might be shocked to learn that half of all people in Japan are reportedly not having, nor are they interested, in sex.

“Celibacy syndrome” is what the Japanese media calls it, or “sekkusu shinai shokogun.” It was reported in 2015 that a survey from the Japan Family Planning Association came back with results showing 49.3% of respondents between the ages of 16 and 49 in the survey hadn’t had sex in the past month. It’s a 1,134 person survey.

Even crazier,  it says “27% of men and 23% of women aren’t interested in a romantic relationship.

48.3% of men reported not having sex, 50.1% of women reported not having sex, and both figures were up by 5% in the past two years. By now, the number is probably even higher.

According to Business Insider:

“Respondents gave a range of reasons as to why: 21.3% of married men and 17.8% married women cited fatigue from work, and 23% of married women said sex was “bothersome.” And 17.9% of male respondents said they had little interest (or a strong dislike) of sex.

Other research suggests even more extreme trends.

According to a 2011 report from Japan’s population center cited by Max Fisher at The Washington Post:

• 27% of men and 23% of women aren’t interested in a romantic relationship

• From ages 18 to 34, 61% of men and 49% of women aren’t involved in a relationship

• From ages 18 to 34, 36% of men and 39% of women have never had sex

Experts say “the flight from human intimacy” in Japan comes from having a highly developed economy and high gender inequality. (According to the World Economic Forum, Japan ranks 104 out of 140 countries regarding gender equality, slotted between Armenia and the Maldives).”

Some countries have a culture that is not even slightly friendly to the artistic people, to the thinkers and dreamers. In contrast, Tokyo has an incredible variety of artistic, imaginative people, but in some countries there is such an astoundingly different culture, it puts American culture in perspective. We do have a few things to be relatively appreciative of.

It is not the people’s fault in Japan that this culture has been perpetuated all around them. It’s like a social engineering bubble. This type of feeling toward intimacy is absolutely not naturally occurring.

Why would authorities in Japan want to sterilize transgender people? Their population is on the verge of a severe crisis anyway, and for some reason they hold the notion that being transgender is genetic.

A couple months ago, it was reported that Japan is facing a “vicious cycle of low fertility and low spending.”

Fewer births were recorded in 2017 in Japan, the lowest to ever be recorded in the 118 years they have been keeping records. According to Business Insider:

“New data from Japan’s health ministry suggests that by the end of this year, only 941,000 babies will have been born — a dip of 40,000 since 2016. The death count, meanwhile, is around 1.34 million, up 3% from 2016.

Japan’s fertility crisis has been many decades in the making. Older generations are starting to die off, but people in younger generations aren’t starting families behind them. Japan’s fertility rate is among the lowest in the world, at just 1.4 births per woman.

Sociologists have found that populations stay steady when a country has at least 2.1 births per woman. Beneath that threshold, countries can expect to see their populations decline, which is exactly what is happening in Japan.

Mary Brinton, a Harvard sociologist, has called the fertility crisis “death to the family.””

Social engineering is as alive in Japan as it is in other countries.


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