Difficulty of Being Trans in Hong Kong

Difficulty of Being Trans in Hong Kong

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Awareness of transgender issues in the (still) Chinese city is increasing, but human rights groups are drawing attention to the difficulties of being trans that remain. These include unfair treatment, discrimination, and limited sex reassignment surgery opportunities. Such surgeries are performed, but candidates have to undergo a series of psychiatric assessments, which can be as long as two and a half years. Gender identity disorder (gender dysphoria) is quite common in the city. In light of the fact that 158 locals asked for psychiatric help at hospitals in 2016, medical experts are drawing attention to the fact that trans people are still subjected to stigmatization. Dr. Greg Mak Kai-lok, a psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of people suffering from gender dysphoria, has gone on record saying the city needs specialized…
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