Posted by on April 18, 2024 9:39 am
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Sweden has passed a “balanced and responsible” law aimed at making life easier for trans people.

The bill also saw the age Swedes can change their legal gender lowered from 18 to 16. The bill was passed on Wednesday (17 April) by 234 votes to 94. It is due to come into effect in 2025.

Sweden, the first country to make transitioning legal in 1972, will now require trans people to have a short consultation with a doctor or psychologist. People will also need The National Board of Health and Welfare to approve as well. People aged 16-18 will also need a parent or guardian’s approval.

Currently, Swedes require a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. The new law also separates changing legal gender from gender-affirming

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