Update: Good News for Sweden’s Trans Community!

In a recent piece discussing Sweden’s abortion law during the time of Roe v. Wade, we described how trans women and men in Sweden were forced to undergo sterilization before transitioning.

The forced sterilization was much debated, both in Sweden and in other countries, as it completely went against human reproductive rights; and a revocation was planned for July 2013. But it seems that the decision to end Sweden’s discriminatory sterilization law has come early: our local feminist website has reported that the law has now been removed. The revocation is a great–and long overdue–victory. RFSL (The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights) is planning on suing for compensation for the men and women who have been forcefully sterilized.