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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 377-380

The eunuchs of India: An endocrine eye opener


Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and B.R.I.D.E, Karnal, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and B.R.I.D.E, Karnal, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.95676

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There are established guidelines for the endocrine and overall treatment of transsexual persons. These guidelines provide information about the optimal endocrine management of male-to-female and female-to-male transsexual persons. India has a large community of eunuchs, also known as hijras, who are men with gender identity disorders. While this community has been studied from a social and medical point of new, no endocrine work has been done in them. This exploratory article tries to discuss the endocrine status, health, and management of the eunuchs.


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