Transgender Issues we work on

Penectomy

For pre operative male-to-female transsexual people, the removal of their genitals through surgery gives so much psychological satisfaction. They feel more close to being a complete woman. They are constantly in an urge to get rid of their male genitals. Many of them pay thousands of rupees to doctors who are not qualified enough to perform this surgery. As a result, after the surgery eventually their urinary passage gets blocked. This is a very painful problem for the for the person who underwent this surgery.

Male-to-female transsexual people undergo penectomy as they can not spend enormous money on sex reassignment surgery. Sex Reassignment Surgery, shortly known as SRS, is a very expensive surgery which may cost anything from 1 lakh to 3 lakhs. Only rich transsexual people (except in Tamilnadu) can afford SRS.

The state and the central law ministries, health and social welfare ministries need to recognize transgender people’s rights and work on reforms. The states should set up Gender Dysphoric Clinics where treatment for transgender people should be free. Only then, transsexual people will not be victims of wrong medical treatment.