Regional Assessment of HIV, STI and Other Health Needs of Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific

April 2014
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    7th April 2014
  • ISBN 9789290615927
  • Language English
  • Pages 68 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

There has been ongoing concern by MSM and transgender organizations that the transgender community in Asia and the Pacific has been ignored. At the request of transgender delegates at the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific held in Busan, Republic of Korea, and in line with contextualizing implementation of the WHO global and regional guidance for HIV interventions among MSM and transgender people, the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, in collaboration with APTN, UNDP, the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and the WHO Regional Office for the South-East Asia Region, commissioned an assessment report on the state of transgender health in Asia and the Pacific. The assessment included current concerns related to HIV, STI and sexual health, as well as technical recommendations to WHO and Member States in the region.