More than twice as many minors as expected have expressed a desire to change their gender this year.
Denmark is about to make a landmark move for the transgender community.
Amnesty has released the report on transgender treatment in Denmark. LGBT Denmark has contributed to the report and transgender stories in the report are consistent with our knowledge of the area.
LGBT Denmark is very concerned at the development of transgender people access to treatment, as the Denmark Board of Health (Sundhedsstyrelsen) is currently working on a draft. The new draft guidance has been issued for consultation, maintain and in some cases reinforces the practice of lengthy, disempowering scenario where a care team with a monopoly in Denmark can refuse to treat patients without decision can be appealed.
In the wake of the law on legal sex change, which came into force on 1 September 2014, the Danish Board of Health (Sundhedsstyrelsen) issued guidelines which prohibits private clinics to offer transgender hormone therapy, partly gathers all processing of trans people in Sexology Clinic in the hands of a "multi-disciplinary treatment team ", and also prevents the treatment of trans people, unless they have completed 6 months of talk therapy.
Yesterday, the Danish Parliament voted a new regulation which will make it easier for transgender persons to see their preferred gender officially recognised.