Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans People and Trans Communities In Asia and The Pacific

23 Oct 2017

The Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans People and Trans Communities in Asia and the Pacific (the Blueprint) is a document with far-reaching potential and applications in trans health and human rights in the region. The purpose of the Blueprint is to strengthen and enhance the policy-related, clinical, and public health responses for trans people in Asia and the Pacific.

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) collaboratively developed the Blueprint. This document is the third in a series of regional trans health Blueprints, and builds on what was produced in Latin America and the Caribbean by the Pan American Health Organization, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization for the Americas.

The primary audience for the Blueprint is health providers, policymakers and governments. The information within the Blueprint could also serve donors, bi- and multilateral organisations and trans and other civil society organisations.

The policy considerations articulated in the Blueprint are developed out of promising good practices and expert advice about addressing the health needs and human rights of trans people in Asia and the Pacific which contains the full list of all policy considerations and provides greater detail on specific actions and responsibilities. Some of the policy considerations are practical steps that health professionals can incorporate in their work, including the examples of clinical protocols and good practice. Other policy considerations suggest legislative and policy changes needed to improve health outcomes for trans people.

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