Alice (centre), a 23-year-old trans person, riding an underground train in the city of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. Photo: AFPAlice (centre), a 23-year-old trans person, riding an underground train in the city of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. Photo: AFP
Alice (centre), a 23-year-old trans person, riding an underground train in the city of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. Photo: AFP

Self-surgery, illegal drugs: trials of trans people in China, who can feel like they have nowhere to turn

  • Many transgender people in China feel forced to seek unregulated, risky treatments, or attempt dangerous self-surgery, because of laws and policies
  • A lack of professional information on hormone treatment, meanwhile, sees people to turn to the black market or online for drugs

Topic |   Wellness
Alice (centre), a 23-year-old trans person, riding an underground train in the city of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. Photo: AFPAlice (centre), a 23-year-old trans person, riding an underground train in the city of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. Photo: AFP
Alice (centre), a 23-year-old trans person, riding an underground train in the city of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. Photo: AFP
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