ADDED ON: 11/30/2021

Netherlands formally apologies for forced sterilization of trans, intersex people

11/30/2021 | Los Angeles Blades

The Dutch government on Saturday formally apologized to transgender and intersex people who were forced to become sterile in order to legally change their gender. The Gender Change Act, which was also known as the Transgender Act, was in effect in the Netherlands from 1985 until its repeal in 2014. Education, Culture and Science Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven and Law Minister Sander Dekker last year on behalf of the Dutch government apologized to trans and intersex people who had undergone forcible sterilizations. The Dutch government also agreed to pay 5,000 euros ($5,633.68) to around 2,000 trans people who had sterilization surgeries.

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