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31 March 2019 Historically, trans and gender diverse people have been pushed to the sidelines, our voice and visibility diminished. Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) takes place on March 31st each year to celebrate trans and gender diverse people and raise awareness around the discrimination trans people still face. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the diversity of trans identities.   The increased positive representation of trans people throughout many areas has helped progress the dialogue and rights of trans...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7286" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] LGBTI People and Employment: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics in China, the Philippines and Thailand LGBTI People and Employment is the first systematic study to examine the extent and forms of discrimination based on SOGIESC in China, Philippines and Thailand. The mixed-method study included a desk review, a review of quantitative data collected through online surveys with 1,571 respondents, and qualitative data gathered from national discussions with 151 participants....

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7282" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Know Violence: Exploring the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in South Asia This report by UNDP, ICRW and APCOM Foundation explores the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in seven South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is based on focus group discussions in 12 sites...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7274" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)1 is an international, multidisciplinary, professional association whose mission is to promote evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect for transgender health. The vision of WPATH is to bring together diverse professionals dedicated to developing best practices and supportive policies worldwide that promote health, research, education, respect, dignity, and equality for transsexual, transgender, and...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7271" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Stepping Up: Best Practices in Providing HIV Medical Care, Support Services, and Funding to Trans Communities This consensus document is intended to assist clinical providers, funders, and social service providers in strengthening their understanding of how to provide the best HIV clinical care environment, social services, and funding support possible for transgender communities. Due to the disproportionate impact of HIV on transgender and gender expansive communities, particularly among transgender women of color, it is critical that...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7266" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A Regional Contextual Analysis of the LGBTI Movement in South & South East Asia This regional context analysis aims to assess the current status of activism on rights relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in South and South East Asia. The paper provides a summary overview of political, legal, economic, social, cultural and religious factors affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI)1 persons across the region, as well as a brief...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7263" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Geography of the Bodies of Trans Persons In Brazil, there is a lack of studies and research related to the universe of travestis and transgender persons aiming to acknowledge in deep the reality of a population that is discriminated against and cast aside in society. These persons have their rights violated and are excluded from the possibility of living in society with quality, dignity, respect and security, leading them to marginalization and to the perpetration...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7258" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People These guidelines aim to address these disparities by equipping primary care providers and health systems with the tools and knowledge to meet the health care needs of their transgender and gender nonconforming patients. These guidelines expand on the original UCSF Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Care, which since its launch in 2011 has served thousands of providers and policymakers across the U.S. and...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7256" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Equinox: Protocols for the Initiation of Hormone Therapy for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients These guidelines are designed to reduce barriers and improve health outcomes for trans and gender diverse (TGD) people accessing hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Under an ‘Informed Consent’ model of care General Practitioners would perform the initial assessment, play a key role in mental health and risk assessments for TGD clients, and organise referral for secondary consultation where required. It would be envisaged that the...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6770" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/ Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society* Clinical Practice Guideline The purpose of this guideline is to make detailed recommendations and suggestions, based on existing medical literature and clinical experience, that will enable treating physicians to maximize benefit and minimize risk when caring for individuals diagnosed with GD/gender incongruence. In the future, we need more rigorous evaluations of the effectiveness and safety of endocrine and surgical pro- tocols. Specifically, endocrine treatment protocols for GD/gender incongruence...