Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

The eunuchs of India: An endocrine eye opener


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

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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kalra S. The eunuchs of India: An endocrine eye opener.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:377-380


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Kalra S. The eunuchs of India: An endocrine eye opener. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];16:377-380
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