Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Persekitaran Positif Malaysia (SEED Malaysia) in collaboration with the Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy will be organising a closed-door seminar with the transgender community and healthcare professionals to discuss trans-inclusive healthcare in Malaysia.
Healthcare can often be an unsafe environment for transgender persons in Malaysia. A SUHAKAM study on discrimination against transgender persons based in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor found that a majority of respondents faced discrimination in the healthcare settings, including sexual harassment and assault. This, coupled with the absence of comprehensive and coherent trans-specific healthcare services, results in a deep distrust towards the healthcare sector among transgender persons.
This discussion aims to provide a platform for the transgender community and healthcare providers to discuss and to understand the healthcare needs as well as the lived experiences of trans people accessing healthcare in Malaysia.
2 May 2019