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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 235-236

Transsexualism in hindu mythology

1 Schizophrenia Research Foundation Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Sree Vikas Center for Hormones and Mental Health Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Shiva Prakash Srinivasan
SCARF (I), R/7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar (W), Chennai - 600101, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_152_20

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In spite of India showing progress in various medical, economic and social fronts, the care of the transgender individual is still encumbered by the various biases and taboos that people hold. But, this was not true in the antiquity. Hindu mythology holds transgender individuals in a status equal to other genders. This brief review of the various references of transgender individuals in Hindu mythology throws light on the various ways the topic of transsexualism and changing gender was addressed.

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