Transgender Asylum Seekers outside of the Healthcare System

Pride House, Thu 4 Aug 4:00 PM–4:45 PM

Transgender healthcare is not considered as "vård som inte kan anstå" (care that cannot be delayed) for asylum seekers in Sweden. In practice, that means that transgender refugees do not have a right to access gender-affirming care and surgeries in most cases until they do not get a residence permit. This panel explores what it means to live in limbo with daily gender dysphoria and exclusion on an institutional level.

Within Newcomers Stockholm, there has been a reported cases of transgender asylum seekers who were in the asylum process up to three years without having a right to access trans healthcare free of charge as other Swedish residents can. This panel focuses on the dependency of healthcare rights on migration politics and how one can navigate in this limbo period.
Participants:
Silas Aliki, lawyer.
Newcomers Stockholm's members with trans/non-binary experience.
Markus Byström ANOVA
Moderator:
Thomas Kulakowski


Date/time: Thu 4 Aug 4:00 PM–4:45 PM
Location: Pride House (C6, Plan 2)
Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, 118 60 Stockholm
Metro station/bus stop: T-Skanstull
Price: Pride House: Festivalbiljett 600kr, Dagbiljett House 100 kr Köp biljett
Language: English
Type/category: Debate/panel discussion
Organizer: RFSL Stockholm
Read more: rfslstockholm.se

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