Sweden to Compensate Trans persons forced to undergo Sterilization
The Swedish Minister for Public Health announced that the Swedish government has agreed to financially compensate forcibly sterilised trans people with the amount of $26000 each. The compensation will be available for anyone who was forcibly sterilised by the Swedish state from 1972-2013 in order to comply with the previous requirements in the Swedish legal gender recognition act. It’s believed that nearly 800 people were affected by the law. The decision was welcomed by Transgender Europe (an organizations working exclusively on Transgender rights in Europe), as the first time-ever when a state has recognized forced sterilization of transgender persons as a human right violation.