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Swedish government orders study into mental health conditions of transgender people

Minister for Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll at a Pride parade. Photo: TT

Published: 12.Oct.2017 08:55 hrs

The Swedish government has ordered the Public Health Authority to carry out an in depth study into the living conditions and mental health of transgender people.

The decision comes after a report showed that mental illness is widespread among transgender people in Sweden and a large percentage of them have at some point considered taking their own lives.

The authorities will also allocate project grants to non-profit organizations working with mental health and to prevent suicide among transgender people, with a focus on the young.

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