Perceptions of health care issues among transgenders in Bangalore and healthcare professionals in a tertiary hospital setting: the ethical and human rights dilemmas

The objectives of the study include:

  • To understand the health care needs and the healthcare access issues faced by the transgender community
  • To explore the special circumstances faced by transgenders in relation to their health and healthcare
  • To understand the awareness and attitudes of health professionals towards transgenders and their health issues and providing them with healthcare
  • To identify and understand the factors in the social – cultural-political environment that act as enablers or as barriers in allowing transgenders the access to their right to health.