About the book
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World Health Organization (WHO) in the publication of the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), has withdrawn transsexualism from the chapter on disorders and it became the part of an epigraph called "conditions related to sexual health "This is an advance on the path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.