Like all young people in care, transgender and gender-nonconforming TGNC youth are entitled to bias-free attention to their unique needs and to be safe in their placements and services. They should be supported in their gender identity and never required to conform to gender stereotypes in order to receive appropriate care. Professionals who work with TGNC young people should be educated about transgender issues and prepared to work sensitively with these clients. Knowledge about lesbian, gay and bisexual issues may be helpful in working with transgender young people, but gender identity issues may be very different from issues related to sexual orientation.
Working With Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
New Study Shows Why Transgender Patients Avoid Emergency Rooms
The new jobs are an unprecedented initiative in India, where the trans and third gender community is mocked and isolated. Though trans women have been given jobs in the past, the majority have to resort to sex work or begging to survive. Rashmi CR, spokeswoman for Kochi Metro Rail, said the new appointments were part of a wider initiative to make the trains more inclusive. They live separately from society, they are not given jobs, their rights are not respected.
All rights reserved. According to a recent survey, about 70 percent of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals have faced serious discrimination in a healthcare setting. Visiting a hospital emergency room for medical attention can make anyone feel vulnerable. But for transgender patients, the experience can be even more harrowing. That in turn leads to alarming statistics about the well-being of the transgender community.
Last month, teachers at a Church of England primary school in Essex attended a two-hour training session on transgender issues run by Mermaids, the transgender charity and campaign group. We were sent a recording of the session made by a concerned Christian governor. This is the first time that recorded evidence of transgender propaganda training for school teachers has surfaced.