Sweden announces it will stop classifying transgender people as ‘mentally ill’

Transgender people will no longer be labeled as ‘mentally ill’ in Sweden, in a move campaigners said was ‘long overdue’.

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The National Board of Health and Welfare, the country’s main health authority, announced the decision late on Friday.

It follows a similar change from the World Health Organisation (WHO) last October.

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