Germany’s top court rules that a transsexual woman can’t be registered as a mother after her frozen sperm was used to fertilise an egg

Germany’s top court has ruled that a transsexual woman whose frozen sperm was used to fertilize an egg can only be registered as the child’s father.

The Federal Court said Thursday it rejected the woman’s appeal against a lower court ruling preventing her from being legally listed as the child’s mother.

She changed sex in 2012 and her partner gave birth to a child three years later, having used the plaintiff’s sperm.

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