Barriers to Healthcare for Transgender: Analysis on Affirmative Environment in Social-Legal Aspects

  • Dr. G.S. Rajpurohit and Apoorwa Sharma
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  • Dr. G.S. Rajpurohit

    Associate Professor at Department of Law, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

  • Apoorwa Sharma

    Research Scholar at Department of Law, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

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The transgender community is one of the most marginalized sections of our society. Transgender persons suffer significant health disparities and may require medical intervention as part of their care. Transgender individuals have specific health care needs. They may have behavioural health concerns, and they're also at higher risk of developing health problems. They have less access to health care due to low employment rates, lack of insurance coverage, or fear of discrimination. There are general concerns around the stigmatization of transgender individuals in healthcare, which results in fear and reluctance to seek help. In addition, healthcare professionals can attribute health concerns to being transgender, which can impact the engagement of trans people in healthcare settings and consequently affect care received. For many years now, there has been a pressing need to create awareness amid various communities and establishments to take active responsibility in recognizing the rights of transgender persons and treating them with basic human dignity and at par with other genders, be it at educational institutions or for equal opportunities in employment or ensuring access to healthcare and use of public benefits and facilities. The purpose of this Manuscript is to briefly review the literature characterizing barriers to health care for transgender individuals and to propose research priorities to understand mechanisms of those barriers and interventions to overcome them. This research paper highlights the Health care issues Transgender population in modern society and a few suggestions to cope with the issues and improve the condition.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 6, Page 477 - 492


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