Volume 14 No 2 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

SOCIO- CULTURAL PROBLEMS OF TRANSGENDERS IN INDIA


Kiran Yadav, Dr. Jubilee Padmanabhan, Igona Gorakhnath

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V14I2.011

Keywords: Socio- cultural problems, educational problems, transgender


Abstract

The objective of the paper is to explore the socio- cultural problems of transgender. A sample of fifty transgender was selected from Lalita Park, New Delhi using snowball sampling technique. The data was collected using a self- constructed questionnaire on socio cultural problems of transgender. The questionnaire was validated by taking the expert opinion. It was found that the transgender have serious socio- cultural problems. It is their own family who firstly excludes them, followed by the rest of the society. Most of the transgender are ignored by their relatives and are not accepted equally by their parents as compared to other children at home. Majority of the transgender ‘sometimes’ become a matter of laughter among their relatives and are sometimes subjected to criticism in their family. Most of them have felt that their thoughts and feelings are often not been taken care of in their families and are often denied of their personal needs. The study also reveals that majority of transgender ‘sometimes’ face issues of physical harassment while travelling and also the physical harassment by their family/ relatives. Majority of the transgender ‘sometimes’ have been teased and stared- by in the common places. Most of the transgender are often been compelled to leave their home by their family and also by neighbors The transgender are ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ been made to prostitute and are ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ been the victims of human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. The study also reflects that most of the transgender have ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ become the victims of organ transplantation and also ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ become the victims of HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis B disease.

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