Prioritising the Right to Health of Transgender in India – Barriers and the Way Forward

  • Sahil Singh and Manali Chaurasia
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  • Sahil Singh

    Student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India.

  • Manali Chaurasia

    Student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India.

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The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has recognised transgender as ‘third gender’. They have been granted various rights, including right to health. But our current healthcare system does not cater to the needs of transgender. Transgender face discrimination in healthcare system. Due to which, they visit unqualified medics which might result in severe health issues. The right to health cannot be exercised in oblivion. The barriers need to addressed and policies framed to make discrimination free access to healthcare system. Aim is to highlight the barriers that transgender face while accessing healthcare system and what are the reasons behind those barriers. The article is based on appraised peer-reviewed published articles and studies using scoping review and grey literature from few sources. The study, thus reveals that transgender face barriers at multiple levels while accessing health system. Due to these barriers the right to access healthcare services remain elusive.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 3410 - 3417


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