Entry #13363: Gender-affirming care in Finland

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RegionFinland
IssueGender-affirming care
StatusLegal
Start DateJan 1, 1996
End DateJul 20, 2020
DescriptionBefore July 2020, minors and adults alike were allowed to access gender affirming care, including hormones and puberty blockers and surgery for adults.
Sourceshttps://bioedge.org/uncategorized/policy-shift-in-finland-for-gender-dysphoria-treatment/
https://segm.org/Finland_deviates_from_WPATH_prioritizing_psychotherapy_no_surgery_for_minors?s=09
https://palveluvalikoima.fi/documents/1237350/22895008/Valmistelumuistion+Liite+1.+Kirjallisuuskatsaus.pdf/5ad0f362-8735-35cd-3e53-3d17a010f2b6/Valmistelumuistion+Liite+1.+Kirjallisuuskatsaus.pdf?t=1592317703000


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edited by Notdog1996. Putting in a different description, so it's not identical to current entry.

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Start DateDec 1995Jan 1, 1996
DescriptionStarting in July 2020, the Finnish Health Authority banned gender affirming surgeries for minors and started severely restricting any type of gender-affirming care for minors due to "the uncertainty of providing any irreversible “gender-affirming” interventions for those 25 and under, due to the lack of neurological maturity" among other reasons. Before July 2020, minors and adults alike were allowed to access gender affirming care, including hormones and puberty blockers and surgery for adults.
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Starting in July 2020, the Finnish Health Authority banned gender affirming surgeries for minors and started severely restricting any type of gender-affirming care for minors due to "the uncertainty of providing any irreversible “gender-affirming” interventions for those 25 and under, due to the lack of neurological maturity" among other reasons. Before July 2020, minors and adults alike were allowed to access gender affirming care, including hormones and puberty blockers and surgery for adults.

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End Date(none)Jul 20, 2020

edited by fem_enby_queen_07769. This entry did not reflect the current nature of getting gender affirming care as a minor in Finland.

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Start Date1996Dec 1995
DescriptionIn 1996, Finland adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.Starting in July 2020, the Finnish Health Authority banned gender affirming surgeries for minors and started severely restricting any type of gender-affirming care for minors due to "the uncertainty of providing any irreversible “gender-affirming” interventions for those 25 and under, due to the lack of neurological maturity" among other reasons.
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In 1996, Finland adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition. Starting in July 2020, the Finnish Health Authority banned gender affirming surgeries for minors and started severely restricting any type of gender-affirming care for minors due to "the uncertainty of providing any irreversible “gender-affirming” interventions for those 25 and under, due to the lack of neurological maturity" among other reasons.
Sourceshttps://ourworldindata.org/grapher/icd-code-version-used-to-classify-causes-of-death?time=earliesthttps://bioedge.org/uncategorized/policy-shift-in-finland-for-gender-dysphoria-treatment/
https://segm.org/Finland_deviates_from_WPATH_prioritizing_psychotherapy_no_surgery_for_minors?s=09
https://palveluvalikoima.fi/documents/1237350/22895008/Valmistelumuistion+Liite+1.+Kirjallisuuskatsaus.pdf/5ad0f362-8735-35cd-3e53-3d17a010f2b6/Valmistelumuistion+Liite+1.+Kirjallisuuskatsaus.pdf?t=1592317703000
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https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/icd-code-version-used-to-classify-causes-of-death?time=earliest https://bioedge.org/uncategorized/policy-shift-in-finland-for-gender-dysphoria-treatment/ https://segm.org/Finland_deviates_from_WPATH_prioritizing_psychotherapy_no_surgery_for_minors?s=09 https://palveluvalikoima.fi/documents/1237350/22895008/Valmistelumuistion+Liite+1.+Kirjallisuuskatsaus.pdf/5ad0f362-8735-35cd-3e53-3d17a010f2b6/Valmistelumuistion+Liite+1.+Kirjallisuuskatsaus.pdf?t=1592317703000

edited by fem_enby_queen_07769. This entry did not reflect the current nature of getting gender affirming care as a minor in Finland.

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edited by fem_enby_queen_07769. This entry did not reflect the current nature of getting gender affirming care as a minor in Finland.

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StatusLegal
Start Date1996
End Date(none)
DescriptionIn 1996, Finland adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
Sourceshttps://ourworldindata.org/grapher/icd-code-version-used-to-classify-causes-of-death?time=earliest