Posted on 3. June 2014 in Country Information

Sweden: Court overrules diagnosis-requirement


A Swedish administrative court overruled the diagnosis-requirement in Swedish gender recognition law. The claimant was rejected in their request for legal gender recognition by the responsible National Board of Social Welfare on grounds of a lacking gender dysphoria diagnosis. The court ruled that since the diagnosis is not given in the text of the law as a requirement, an applicant cannot be refused on grounds for not having such a diagnosis. The decision can be appealed until June 9.