Dhejne warned, however, that healthcare resources are already overstretched. “The problem in Sweden is that there is a long queue for people both for initiating an investigation into their gender identity and for the different stages of treatment across the country. It is worrying.”
She added that waiting lists can be critical for young people. At a clinic in Lund, southern Sweden, people may have to wait for up to a year just to come and begin an investigation. “Having to go and wait aggravates the mental health of transgender people,” Dhejne noted.