"Queue-stop at the hospital for corrective treatment."
"Baloo Blomqvist, 24, has been in the queue for hormone therapy since december of 2017. "
"Now the hospital has introduced a lookout for new hormonal therapies and those who now stand in the queue receives no information about when they can start their treatment."
"I am absolutely close to yourself to go and check on the street for hormones, there is a tremendous black market," says Baloo."
"Baloo Blomqvist, 24, from Trollhättan, is born as a biological woman, but live and feel like one. In december 2017, he was diagnosed a transsexual and is now in the queue to begin hormone replacement therapy. "
"But now, Sahlgrenska university Hospital stopped all new hormone treatments for people who have könsdysfori. According to the hospital due to severe pressure and insufficient funding. In the current situation, affected about 100 people. "
"the News from the hospital came as a punch to the face," says Baloo Blomqvist."
" I panicked and called directly to see if I am affected. The only thing they could say to me is that I stand in the queue, not how long the queue is or how long it will take, say, Baloo."
"To freeze the queue is not the right way to go, believe Baloo. Rather a long queue than to be excluded."
"– For me and other transgender people, it is what makes you choose to live, that there is a hope to start hormone therapy at some time. The solution is not to exclude transgender people from the sahlgrenska's hormone replacement therapy, it is not okay. "
"More may choose to self-medicate"
" the Risk is that transgendered people who are now denied to stand in the queue, choose to self-medicate. For the Baloo has the self-medication of hormones has so far not been an option, but he understands that others choose to go that way."
" I am absolutely close to yourself to go and check on the street for hormones, there is a huge black market. Imagine, then, how those who just received their diagnosis and receive this news feel, " says Baloo Blomqvist."