Transgender people are those gender identity is different from thr gender corresponding to the sex they were assigned at birth. Transgender people come from all walks of life , all ages, socioeconomic status and all part of the state. People realize that they are transgender at any age. They always ‘knew’ that they are not the kind of gender they were assigned at birth. This discrepancy between a person’s gender identity and that person’s sex assigned at birth is termed as ‘gender dysphoria’. A large pronounced discrimination is imposed on transgenders, due to which they are reluctant to seek health care services.
To cater to the specific needs of Transgender people, Government has established Multi-Specialty Transgender Clinics at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai and Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. The Multi-Specialty Transgender Clinic at RGGGH, Chennai runs every Friday.
Now in order to further improve the accessibility of transgender services in other parts of the State, Hon’ble Health Minister has announced in the floor of the Assembly (2019-20) that Multi-Speciality clinic for transgender will be established in 3 Government Medical College Hospitals at a cost of Rs.60 lakhs