A transgender person receives a medical check-up provided by the Civilian Welfare Foundation, based in Kolkata, India.

‘How can you be raped?’ Doctor’s words to transgender in India an example of the ‘transphobia’ that stops many getting health care

Health staff show ignorance, hatred or fear of patients who are transgender, despite it being officially recognised as India’s third gender. Many self-medicate rather than seeking health care, and suicide rates are high

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A transgender person receives a medical check-up provided by the Civilian Welfare Foundation, based in Kolkata, India.
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