Agence France-PresseFebruary 26, 2013 23:15
Sweden is often hailed as a forward-thinking society promoting equality for all, but transsexuals who had to accept to be sterilised to complete their sex changes are pushing for compensation after a change in the law.
Nova Colliander, a 31-year-old who completed her transformation from man to woman in 2010, says she suffered discrimination when she was irreversibly sterilised as part of the sex change process.
"Beautiful Sweden, with its pretty red wooden cabins... But (the reality is that) forced sterilisations for transsexuals existed until 2013," she says.