Sexual Behaviour of Transgender: Empirical Reflections

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 09:40
Oral Presentation
Prelude: Transgender exhibit the full range of possible sexual orientations and interests including the potential for a lack of sexual attraction. Sexual behaviour and gender roles vary by culture, which has an effect on the place of gender variant people in that culture. In most cultures transsexuals are stigmatized and sexual activity is considered shameful, especially in cultures with rigid sex roles or strictures against non-heterosexual sex. Reviews: McConahay SA & McConahay JB (1977), Transgender have more heterosexual than homosexual experiences. C C Ryan et al. (1999), mental health care, stigma, lack of cultural sensitivity, unconscious and conscious reluctance to address sexuality may hamper effectiveness of care. Minto et al., (2003), People with non-normative sex development may identify as bisexual, lesbian, gay, heterosexual or any other sexuality. Regardless of partner preference, sexual difficulties are more common compared to general population norms. Objectives: To understand the sexual behavior of transgender, to know the orientation towards SRS and to find out the health complications related to the sexual behavior of transgender. Design of the study: Descriptive research design. Methods of study: FGD and Interview guide. Findings: Majority of transgender were seeking sex reassignment surgery for attracting and satisfying men. More than half of the transgender have involved in sex work for their livelihood. Around 75 percent of transgender have regular sexual intercourse with men i.e. customers including their partners and also infected by HIV/AIDS due to unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners. Conclusion: the sexual behavior of transgender, almost all transgender are engaged in sex work with multiple sexual partners. The behavior of sex with multiple sexual partners is contributing health issues like HIV/ADS, Syphilis, gonorrhea, etc. So the sexual behavior of transgender is a risky one.