Health Perspective of Transgender

  • Latha A. Sardar and Dr. Aarti Tyagi
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  • Latha A. Sardar

    Research Scholar at REVA University, Bangalore and Working at KLE’s Law College, Chikodi, India

  • Dr. Aarti Tyagi

    Professor at REVA University, Bangalore, India

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The transgender community suffered violence, harassment and discrimination in the past but the 19th and 20th century has witnessed many changes in the life of a transgender. The legal recognition of transgender started gaining momentum. In the year 2014 through NALSA judgment another gender was added to the existing binary gender in society i.e Third Gender. Transgender is altogether a new adjustment which poses challenges to the Judiciary, Legislative and to Government in proceeding towards a healthy life for the transgender. The facilities which were available to binary genders must be extended to Third gender communities including Health Care Services. The past has allotted them a lot of discrimination and harassment, the present should be dedicated to working on providing the solution to the suffering of transgender people and the future should be planned accordingly to remove all the disparities by providing systematic health care facilities. Accordingly, various laws have been accepted both in National as well as International forums. Medical services are often understood with that Public Health Care Services. But there is a difference between the medical services and comprehensive public health facilities for Transgender. The present focus must be on comprehensive public health care for transgender. Comprehensive Public Health Facilities for the Transgender community must be provided in the future. The legal development of the Third Gender in India and the future Health care needs of the transgender community are also equally important.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2803 - 2810


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