Dr. Aqsa Shaikh, a transgender woman and doctor, spoke on the “Sexual and Reproductive Health of Queer Persons”. She began by stating that both medical professionals and the law reduce transgender persons to their body parts and stigmatise them. Medical professionals completely ignore reproduction in discussions around transgender persons’ bodies, believing them to be asexual or hypersexual perverts incapable of having children.
On 11th and 12th December, CLPR organised Transform 2021, the 5th National Conference on Transgender Rights and the Law. It brought together transgender rights activists, academics and lawyers from across the country to discuss pressing issues that affect the transgender community.