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Healthcare for asylum seekers

healthcare for asylum seekers

Your right to medical and dental care in Sweden as an asylum seeker depends on your age. Asylum seeking children (under the age of 18) have more or less the same rights to medical and dental care as any other child living in Sweden.  Adults seeking asylum in Sweden however, are only entitled to limited […]

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Sex education for unaccompanied refugees

The events in Cologne in Germany on New Years Eve and the festival “We are Stockholm” has sparked an discussion about sex education for unaccompanied refugees. Now, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, RFSU wants to provide sex education to unaccompanied refugees coming to Sweden. RFSU argues that the majority of unaccompanied refugee boys, who come […]

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Health care costs – What applies to you?

health care costs

Healthcare is accessible for most residents in Sweden. Newbies must have a residence permit and a personal number to receive healthcare on the same conditions as Swedes. However, newbies who lack a residence permit (e.g. tourists, EU citizens, asylum seekers, refugees, hidden) also have legal right to Swedish healthcare. Asylum seekers, refugees and hidden people Asylum seekers, refugees and hidden and undocumented migrants are entitled to: emergency care contraceptive counseling […]

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Emergency? Call 112!

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Fire? Accident? Urgent illness? Call 112 if you, or someone else, ends up in an emergency situation. By calling the number 112 (also called SOS ALARM) you can get help from ambulance, fire brigade or police. You can call 112 from any landline or mobile phone. Note: emergency calls can be made when other calls can’t (e.g. due to bad coverage or […]

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Sexual & Reproductive Care 

The age of sexual consent in Sweden is 15 years and sex education has been taught in schools since the 1950s. Contraceptive counseling is free and emergency contraception (like the morning-after-pill) are sold over counter all over Sweden. Abortion has been free on demand since the 1975. So where can you turn for sexual and reproductive care? […]

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LGBT Rights in Sweden 

It is, according to Swedish law, illegal to discriminate a person due to that person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Relationships between same sex couples are widely accepted and same sex couples have a legal right to get married and adopt children. The legal age of consent for all sexual activity is 15 years. Right to marriage A change of law in […]

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The Law for Communicable Disease Control

There is a law in Sweden, called Smittskyddslagen that regulates sexually transmitted infections, STI’s. The purpose of the law is to reduce their spreading. It is free of charge to get exanimated and treated for these diseases in Sweden. Smittskyddslagen covers the following STI’s: HIV & AIDS Hepatitis B and C Chlamydia Gonorrhoea Syphilis Your obligations You are obliged to test yourself if there is a […]

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Abortion

Abortion

All women have a legal right to abortion in Sweden. There is no age limit for having an abortion and it’s always the pregnant woman’s individual right to decide if she wants to have an abortion or not. Abortions are performed until the 18th week of pregnancy but can in some cases be done until the […]

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Morning-after-pill

morning-after-pill

Emergency contraception (often called morning-after-pill) is a pill that you can take after you’ve had unprotected intercourse, to reduce the risk of pregnancy. The sooner you take the pill, the less likely you are to get pregnant. The morning-after pill is used to prevent pregnancy before it begins. It contains a hormone that delays and/or inhibits the […]

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Contraception

There are many different contraception methods available in Sweden. Some of the more common ones are the mini-pill, spirals, hormone rings, contraceptive injections and implants. Non-hormonal alternatives (like fertility monitors) have also become increasingly popular over the last years. A midwife, gynaecologist or doctor can explain the pros and cons of the different methods and help you find a suitable option. Note: only barrier […]

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