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    Time for Change: Sweden to Fast Track Gender Realignment Amid High Demand

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    The Swedish government is poised to simplify the process of changing one's gender by scrapping the demand for a medical procedure in order for it to be legally recognized. Incidentally, the demand for gender changes is skyrocketing amid Sweden's young.

    Today, Swedish law requires transgender people to undergo medical procedures (and possibly intervention) before having their gender change legally recognized. The new law will hereby make this process less stressful and allow applicants to receive a new personal identity without medical verification.

    Swedish Health Minister Gabriel Wikström said that the new legislation is designed to improve the health of transgender people, whom he claimed to generally have poorer physical and mental health compared with the general public, the Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet reported.

    The importance of new and up-to-date legislation was stressed by Swedish Culture and Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke. The current gender identity act dates back to 1972, a time when Sweden was not anywhere near its current image of a shiny armor-clad champion of human rights. Back then, progressive and forward-thinking Sweden still required transgender people to accept sterilization to have their gender legally changed, which was only scrapped in 2013.

    The replacement laws, which still require some fine-tuning, are expected to be handled by parliament in the spring of 2018 and could thus come into force in the second half of the same year.

    Incidentally, the number of Swedish adolescents experiencing the anxiety of being trapped in the wrong body is doubling each year, which children in the tender pre-school years already wishing to become the opposite sex.

    "There's a 100 percent increase in numbers each year," Louise Frisén, child psychiatrist at the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital in Stockholm, told Aftonbladet, referring to the number of adolescents demanding medical assessment prior to a possible gender change operation. Frisén also noted that the same situation was on the adult side of the society.

    While Cecilia Dhejne, chief of the gender identity investigation team at the Karolinska University Hospital hailed the increase as a token of a "greater openness" in Swedish society, she also indicated that healthcare resources were severely overstretched, as Sweden currently only has six clinics for people seeking gender investigation.

    "The problem is that there is a long queue for both initiating a gender identity investigation and different treatment stages across the country. It is worrying." Cecilia Dhejne told Aftonbladet, citing waiting periods of up to a year at Lund Clinic, in southern Sweden.

    According to Dhejne, this aggravated transgender people's mental health and jeopardized their lives. Health Minister Gabriel Wikström called deficiencies in care for transgender people "totally unacceptable."

    In 2016, nearly 200 Swedish children and young people applied for a gender analysis, which usually precedes a sex change, as opposed to 100 in 2015 and 60 in 2014.

     

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      marcanhalt
      "Swedish Health Minister Gabriel Wikström said that the new legislation is designed to improve the health of transgender people, whom he claimed to generally have poorer physical and mental health compared with the general public.

      Sounds like a fast track to another Swedish social phenomenon: euthanasia.
    • md74
      What has become of sweden, the former vikings!? No wonder muslims are taking it over in a fast way! A land without religion, without values, without pride.
    • AnomicDust
      Hope & Change takes new meaning. Recognizing the "human" right to choose body image the state affirms the false belief that identity is confined to a body. People who accept the materialistic view of their selfhood are easier to use & abuse.
    • Zoanthropy
      Sweden has gone cuckoo.

      So easy for the illegals with testosterone to over take them.
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      rmukarutabana
      Interesting...
      20% of all children born in Norway last year were from "foreign-born mothers." The numbers are higher in Sweden.
      With these demonic laws, it won't take long before the original Swedes dwindle and die off. And with other forms of "progress" such as euthanasia, the few surviving elderly will be killed off, leaving only Somalis and Arabs - and pockets of a few Eastern Europeans.
    • avatar
      Seam
      This country thinks it is quite cool with its weird sexuality stance but maybe they are getting a little mixed-up in their heads, no?
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      rmukarutabanain reply tomd74(Show commentHide comment)
      md74, The Vikings were castrated by gender theorists...
    • Zoanthropyin reply toSeam(Show commentHide comment)
      Seam, "The Freaky Deaky Dutch" 😉
    • sophm0e38
      Sweden like France and Germany was heavily infiltrated by the US and these countries have never been the same post-WWII.
    • avatar
      UAFI
      What a self dellusional, stupid, blind, feminist driven country sweden is. Its not even worth a capital letter. Where are the men over there?
    • avatar
      Athanasios
      The Frankfurt School: "We'll make the West so corrupt, it will stink."
      Apparently, they did.
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