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Ministry of Health launches campaign aimed at the health of trans people

Ministry of Health launches campaign aimed at the health of trans people

Health Agency - The campaign "Taking good care of everyone's health" was launched on Wednesday (27) at the Ministry of Health in Brasilia. well for Brazil, "focusing on integral health, humanized care and respect for transvestites, transsexual women and trans men. The aim is to inform and educate the entire society, as well as health professionals, workers and managers of the Unified Health System (SUS) about guarantees of care, considering the health specificities of this population. "9 The expansion of transvestite access, from transgender and transgendered men to health services, goes through the respect for the social name and the confrontation with the discrimination by gender identity, built from the way one recognizes oneself or presents oneself.Today we have reports of prejudice and discrimination. , we have an obligation to address the issue, "said the secretary of Strategic and Participatory Management of the Ministry of Health, Lenir Santos.

The campaign was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Racial Equality and Human Rights and alludes to Trans Visibility Day, celebrated on January 29. 200,000 booklets and 100,000 posters will be distributed to health units, state secretariats, health councils, LGBT Health Committees and the social services and human rights services that serve this population in the states. Sensitization messages and videos and information on health needs and rights of transvestites, transsexual women and transsexuals will also be posted on social networks.

The Special Secretary for Human Rights of the Ministry of Women, Racial Equality and of Human Rights, Rogério Sottili, recalled the importance of a campaign to promote the health of this population so that differences can be respected more and more. "We often can not conceive of the different ones in our country, especially with the population of transvestites, transsexual women and transsexuals, we can not understand these people as subjects of law."

National LGBT health policy

An important action that the Ministry of Health has developed to expand the access of this population to SUS is the use of the social name. In 2012, the SUS User Registration System allowed the printing of the SUS Card? identity of the citizen in the public health system? only with the social name of the user. This right is guaranteed by Administrative Rule 1,820 / 2009, the Charter of Rights of SUS Users. As of September last year, there were 1.3 million registered users with a social name, which covers both trans people and people using surnames or artistic names.

In 2011, the Ministry of Health established the National Policy for Integral Health LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite and Transgender), which considers sexual orientation and gender identity as social determinants of health and aims at eliminating inequities and inequalities in health.

The actions aim to expand the access of this population to the SUS, to extend the transexualization process in the SUS and to promote the inclusion of the social name, sexual orientation and gender identity fields in the Notice of Violence in the Notification of Injury Information System (SINAN). It was also included the field to fill violence motivated by homophobia / lesfobofia / transphobia to give visibility to the violence suffered by the LGBT population. A distance education course on national politics was also held. Since May 2015, more than 18,000 people from all states of the country have signed up.

Transexualizer process

The SUS provides access to the procedures of the transexualizer process. Surgeries of sexual reassignment (sex change), mastectomy (removal of breast), hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), reconstructive mammary plastic (including silicone prostheses) and thyroplasty (extension of vocal folds for voice change) are performed. hormonal therapy.

The procedures are performed at the Hospital de Clínicas of Porto Alegre, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; HC de Goiânia, Federal University of Goiás; HC of Recife, Federal University of Pernambuco; HC, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo;

Since the inclusion of the transexualization process in the SUS, in 2008, the number of procedures jumped more than 3,000%, from 101 to 3,157 in 2014. The onlendings of the Ministry of Health for the costing of these procedures grew 832.5% in the period, reaching R $ 154.8 thousand. Since 2008, 9,867 procedures have been carried out.

The implementation of the transexualization process depends initially on evaluation and outpatient follow-up with a multiprofessional team, which includes consultation with psychologists, for example. For the user to have access to outpatient procedures you must be at least 18 years old. For surgeries, only from 21 years. In addition, after the surgical process, the patient is followed up for one year by the teams.


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