Morbidity Pattern Among Transgender-An Indian Perspective

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Research Scholar, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

2 Professor and Research Guide, Department of Orthodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

3 Professor & Head,Department of Orthodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

4 Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

5 Epidemiologist & Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research

Abstract

Transgenders constitute quite a sizeable population that remains a neglected group, facing much discrimination from the society in many respects especially in health. With their low self esteem and suicidal tendencies owing to neglect and shaming, financial constraints, they often neglect to maintain good personal hygiene. Oral health is also affected as it mainly depends on oral hygiene measures. With this study we aim to assess the various factors that act as barriers to the transgender community obtaining quality dental care. Their healthcare access should be much more widened with their comfortable way of acceptance.

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