Discrimination in health care facilities

25 April, 2019

Dear HIFA colleagues,

I came across an interesting article on a proposed change in a rule that could potentially make it harder for transgender people to access healthcare (https://thegavoice.com/news/health-dept-set-to-potentially-limit-healthc...) which provocated me think about how the scenario possibly is in other countries.

Do you have experiences from health care facilities in your country or could you share information about relevant policies that might help give a better idea about the abovementioned issue in your country?

Here's an article that talks about the scenario in India and Pakistan (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)32222-X/fulltext)


Poorvaprabha Patil

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