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Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

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Alan H
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Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#1 Post by Alan H » January 16th, 2012, 4:28 pm

Difficult to believe this happens in Sweden, in 2012, but apparently true. Add your voice:
Dear friend,

If you are a transgender person in Sweden and want to legally change your gender, the government forces you to undergo surgery that will render you permanently infertile and forever unable to have children. That's right: in 2012 Swedish law still mandates forced sterilization in order to do something as simple as changing your gender on a driver's license.

Right now a reform of the law is being debated in Sweden. We need a massive show of support across Sweden and Europe against forced sterilization that will finally convince Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfledt to speak out and break the deadlock.

Whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi or trans, Swedish or European, will you take a moment to raise your voice and ask Prime Minister Reinfeldt to take a stand for human rights?

Take action now : http://allout.org/stop_forced_sterilization
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#2 Post by Alan C. » January 16th, 2012, 5:00 pm

Signed, it's just short of 12,000 now.
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#3 Post by Val » January 16th, 2012, 5:15 pm

signed.

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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#4 Post by Dave B » January 16th, 2012, 5:50 pm

14 500 plus and counting . . . . . +1 now
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#5 Post by lewist » January 16th, 2012, 9:33 pm

Signed. 23 743 now.
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#6 Post by Alan H » January 16th, 2012, 10:02 pm

Wow!
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#7 Post by Alan C. » January 16th, 2012, 10:15 pm

I just made it 24,884, Mary Crowe.
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#8 Post by Dave B » January 16th, 2012, 10:19 pm

Hmmm, they might just make their 35K target at this rate! Any bets on 100K?
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#9 Post by Alan C. » January 16th, 2012, 10:32 pm

I've copy/pasted your OP Alan on shetlink, 10,3053 registered users and 99.9% of them that see it will sign it.
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#10 Post by jaywhat » January 17th, 2012, 6:21 am

I just made it 28,647 ! Sent message - Dear Prime Minister, I hope this can be stopped - it is certainly a dark chapter and is not what anyone wants for the people concerned - or for Sweden.

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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#11 Post by coffee » January 18th, 2012, 10:09 am

Signed.

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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#12 Post by stevenw888 » January 18th, 2012, 12:01 pm

Signed. Count now up to 41,259. They have nearly made their target!
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#13 Post by Fia » January 18th, 2012, 9:45 pm

Like Alan I'm flabbergasted that such nonsense come from Sweden. It seems even their religious reactionaries are trying to spread their wings, clearly with no understanding of the social equality that country has spearheaded :shrug:

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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#14 Post by Dave B » January 18th, 2012, 10:11 pm

I get the nasty feeling that it is something like, "OK, you want to act like a man? Then why don't you take the real step, get rid of the female reproductive bits, you won't need them after all. If you can't do that then you aren't really serious about it."
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#15 Post by ASHEd » May 20th, 2012, 2:34 am

Dave B wrote:I get the nasty feeling that it is something like, "OK, you want to act like a man? Then why don't you take the real step, get rid of the female reproductive bits, you won't need them after all. If you can't do that then you aren't really serious about it."
I have that feeling too.
But we're not as socially progressive as Sweden and yet our laws aren't that strict.
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#16 Post by Compassionist » May 20th, 2012, 2:10 pm

Signed. Surprised to find such a forced sterilisation law in Sweden!

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#17 Post by coledavis » October 21st, 2012, 4:25 pm

signed - 78,627 Flabbergasted.
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#18 Post by Alan H » October 21st, 2012, 5:49 pm

That was months ago now - anyone know what's happened?
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Re: Forced sterilisation of transgenders in Sweden

#19 Post by Dave B » October 21st, 2012, 6:40 pm

Sweden Moves to End Forced Sterilization of Transgender People March 7, 2012 That's the latest date I can find.

Seems to be a lack in Google's searching system - no searching by date published.
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