Gender Recognition Reform research: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

For the period from 18 February 2020 onwards, please provide all references you hold to Dhejne, C., Lichtenstein, P., Boman, M., Johansson, A. L. V., Langstrom, N., and Landen, M. (2011) Long-term follow-up of transsexual persons undergoing sex reassignment surgery: Cohort study in Sweden, published in PloS One,6(2), 1–8, which relate to the findings of this research related to offending rates, including any analysis of the findings of the research, any analysis of any comments by any of the authors about these findings in any later publication, any analysis or discussion of the relevance of the original research to Scottish Government policy, and any correspondence with external organisations related to the research. Please include any consideration of whether this research should be included in the EQIA for the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill.


I enclose a copy of the information you requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b)(personal information) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested because it is personal data of a third party, in that it consists of the names, email addresses and other information that may identify an individual and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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