What’s Current: Sweden sees 1,500 per cent rise in gender dysphoria diagnoses among teen girls

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  • A report from Sweden’s Board of Health found a 1,500 per cent rise in teenage girls diagnosed with gender dysphoria from 2008-2018, adding to the growing public debate over the medical transitioning of youth.
  • Slovakia’s parliament refused to sign an international treaty aimed at combating violence against women. Out of 150 parliament members, 96 voted to reject the treaty, known as the Istanbul Convention.
  • Life expectancy among England’s poorest women has declined since 2011, due to rising health and income inequalities, warns a government report.
  • An Inuk woman was jailed in Nunavut after phoning the RCMP to report domestic abuse.
  • Three female high school runners in Connecticut who are suing to block a policy allowing males to compete in female sports will receive an award from the Republican party honoring their bravery.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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