Accessing healthcare still an ordeal for LGBTQ in India
The vilification of LGBTQ members has in fact become a norm, with doctors often sexually harass or abuse a transgender, or worse, condemn the 'unnatural sexual preferences' of the person
New Delhi: In 2013, a 22-year-old was gang-raped by three men in West Bengal. She was taken to the nearest hospital. The doctors, on examining her, taunted her: How could you even get raped? They denied her first aid and did not even prescribe emergency medication for HIV prevention, which is usually recommended to a victim of sexual violence.