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Trans Indians mocked and left to die by health workers

Transphobic health workers mock their patients and even put their lives at risk through their negligence, report says.

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27th March 2014 05:32

Alessia Valenza

Transphobia is so endemic in India’s heathcare system that one train accident victim died because officials couldn’t decide whether to admit them to a male or female ward.

That’s just one story from a new report examining the corrosive mix of ignorance and transphobic attitudes leaving India’s trans population unsupported and at risk of developing serious illness.

It impacts not just the trans community but also – because disease is not limited by gender – on the wider non-trans community.

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