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Transgender Health - Advances and New Perspectives

Carlos Rios González

Universidad Nacional de Caaguazu, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas

Dr. Carlos Miguel Rios González is the director of the Center Cochrane Paraguay and Researcher at the National Institute of Health of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare. He holds multiple Master and Ph.D. Degrees.


Transgender Person Gender Identity Legal Epidemiology Health Care Health Status Indicators Civil Rights Social Health Determinants Health Information Systems Transexuals Two-Spirit Persons Structural Health Determinants Health Risk Appraisal

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When we talk about public policies on health-related issues to transgender people, rights are still scarce and there are no regulations regarding it in some countries. Although health is one of the fundamental rights for every human being, on many occasions human, civil, political, economic, cultural, and access to health care rights are violated in mentioned population, which generates self-exclusion from the system.

Discrimination, indifference, humiliation and other forms of mistreatment feed the range of violence that the health system uses, damaging this population group.

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the publication of the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), has withdrawn transsexualism from the chapter on disorders and it became the part of an epigraph called "conditions related to sexual health "This is an advance on the path of depathologization of transgender, although it goes on to be called " gender incongruity ". It is in this context that this book intends to provide the reader with a complete description of the current state of public health research related to this population group.

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Carlos Rios González

Universidad Nacional de Caaguazu, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas

Doctor, a specialist in Family and Community Medicine, a specialist in Health Research, a specialist in University Didactics, and a specialist in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Master in Hospital Administration, Master in Scientific Research Methodology, Ph.D. in Public Health, pursuing a Master in Higher Education in Medical Sciences, and Doctorate in Education (in the thesis process). Director of Research Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of Caaguazu, Researcher at the National Institute of Health of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, director of the Center Cochrane Paraguay. Advisor to the Latin American Federation of Scientific Societies of Medical Students (FELSOCEM). President of the National Committee of Ethics in Health Research of Paraguay. Associate Editor and diagramming of the Journal of Public Health of Paraguay, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical and Social Medicine

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