n South African Medical Journal - Transgender patients sidelined by attitudes and labelling : izindaba
|Article Title||Transgender patients sidelined by attitudes and labelling : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Feb 2011|
|Pages||91 - 93|
In spite of an enlightened constitution and enabling legislation, South Africa's small transgender population continues to battle medical prejudice and ignorance in addition to huge societal pressure to conform to socially constructed sexual stereotypes. An Izindaba investigation showed that transgender people need precise information and deep pockets to access hormone treatment and/or gender-reassignment surgery, be it in the public or private sector.
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