Related News Transgender people face challenges for adequate health care By Reuters/Beh Lih Yi  June 17, 2016 | 03:23 pm GMT+7 Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transvestite, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTTTI) community take part in a solidarity action next to a sign reading Millions of transgender people around the world face major challenges in getting adequate medical care despite multiple health issues, from depression to high rates of HIV, researchers say. The community remains marginalized, and laws and policies denying them gender recognition make access to healthcare even more challenging, said the first of a series of papers on transgender health published in The Lancet medical journal on Friday. Studies cited in the papers showed there are an estimated 25 million transgender people globally. Transgender people suffer high rates of depression – up to 60 percent – due to stigma, discrimination and abuse, jeopardizing their physical and mental health. Many are drawn into risky behaviors such as unsafe sex or substance abuse due to such stigma. Transgender people are almost 50 times more likely to contract HIV than the general population. Globally, there have been at least 2,115 killings of transgender people documented since 2008. “A key message… Read full this story
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