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Addressing Muslim transgenders' health issues using religious approach in the Malaysia setting

Suofeiya, Maliya and Razali, Zul Azlin and Mohd Subri, Irwan and Draman, Samsul and Md Isa, Muhammad Lokman and Ibrahim, Muhammad and Mokhtar, Rafidah Hanim (2017) Addressing Muslim transgenders' health issues using religious approach in the Malaysia setting. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (5). pp. 4880-4883. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

Male-to-female transgenders are discriminated in Malaysia due to their gender expression, their involvement in the sex trade, and the high prevalence of HIV infection in this community. They are burdened by many health issues including HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, psychiatric problems, substance abuse, and complications resulting from feminizing procedures. Although majority of the transgender community is Muslim, many of them are far from religious guidance due to discrimination and fear towards criminalization. Efforts are needed to tackle the risks and vulnerability in health issues in the mak nyah community. This paper discusses the health issues faced by transgenders in Malaysia, and also describes an integrated method in helping the transgender community.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5011/57830
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transgender, mak nyah, Islamic religious approach, HIV
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing
Depositing User: SR NUR FARHANA LATFI
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 14:46
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 09:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57830

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