Posted on 20. November 2012 in Resources


DENMARK
[English] A specialist doctor has been formally criticised by the health agency, Sundhedsvæsnet, for last year performing an operation to remove the breasts of a 15-year-old transsexual child.
http://cphpost.dk/news/national/doctor-criticised-breast-removal-surgery


EUROPEAN UNION
[English] AGE and ILGA-Europe decided to focus on the situation of older LGBTI people in Europe and suggested best practices and policy recommendations to help older LGBTI people going through those life stage transitions.
http://www.ilga-europe.org/home/news/latest_news/joint_policy_age_and_sogi


GERMANY
[German] The unemployment problem even in the case of highly qualified people is being illustrated with the case of transwoman Katharina. She sees prostitution as her only chance — in the middle of Germany.
http://www.extratipp.com/nachrichten/regionales/aufreger/hochqualifiziert-transsexuell-keine-chance-einen-normalen-job-2620340.html


NETHERLANDS
[Dutch] On November 18, the Dutch Social and Cultural Planning Agency published a study called “Worden wie je bent” about the situation of trans people in the Netherlands. 450 trans people took part in this study. The study can be obtained for EUR 18.50.
http://www.scp.nl/content.jsp?objectid=32788


PLANET EARTH
[English] Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals 265 killings of trans people in the last 12 months. In total, since January 2008 the murders of 1083 trans people have been reported.
http://www.transrespect-transphobia.org/en_US/tvt-project/tmm-results/tdor2012/tdor2012-documents.htm


SWEDEN
[English] At an ocher-color preschool along a lane in Stockholm’s Old Town, the teachers avoid the pronouns “him” and “her,” instead calling their 115 toddlers simply “friends.” Masculine and feminine references are taboo, often replaced by the pronoun “hen,” an artificial and genderless word that most Swedes avoid but is popular in some gay and feminist circles.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/world/europe/swedish-school-de-emphasizes-gender-lines.html?_r=0


SWITZERLAND
[German] Against gender enforcement: A Swiss online portal writes about Switzerland opening up towards a more liberal view of genders, away from the pure masculine and the pure feminine.
http://www.news.ch/Wider+den+Geschlechtszwang/564062/detail.htm

[German] A mother talks about her intersex child: “My child is boy and girl.”
http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/basel/mein-kind-ist-bub-und-maedchen-id2109458.html

[German] The 13-year-old Franziska was born with ambiguous genitals. The physicians decided to make her a girl.
http://www.shortnews.de/id/995170/Franziska-13-hatte-weder-Vagina-noch-Penis-Arzte-formen-ihr-kunstliche-Vagina


UNITED KINGDOM
[English] Big increase in South West transition cases: An NHS gender clinic in Devon has seen a six-fold increase in referrals in six years.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20310830

[English] Quite a long interview with activist Jane Fae.
http://www.featuresexec.com/bulletin/interview_article.php?id=16519#.UKvZW4bhfwh