Transgender reproduction rights in Sweden

A law from 1972 forces transgender people to be sterilised before certifying their sex change. Aleksa Lundberg, a Swedish actress, is a dramatic voice in the struggle opposing this law

[…] the Swedish legal requirement that people who want to officially change their sex with the government must be be sterilized first. The law also forbids the freezing of sperm or eggs before corrective surgery, which effectively means transgender Swedes are barred from having biological children.

How utterly appalling, and not something you would expect to happen in Sweden. The movement to oppose this law is gaining momentum, but there is opposition from the conservative Christian Democrats. According to their spokeswoman:

“Men don’t give birth to babies. A daddy can’t at the same time be a mummy. Just because you can, does that mean that you should?”

Ergh.

Read the full article here.

Thanks @tauriqmoosa