On Thursday, April 6, Europe’s top court ruled that it is against international human rights laws to require trans people to undergo forced sterilisation before receiving gender-affirmed ID documents.
Currently, it’s estimated that 22 European countries require trans people to undergo sterilisation before they can be recognised in their gender-affirmed identities. These countries include Belgium, Greece, the Ukraine and Azerbaijan, to name just a few. Until late in 2016, it was also mandatory for French trans people to be sterilised, and Switzerland still has such a law on its books.
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