Approche historique des ralits de transsesuels pour le prvention du VIH par voie d'auto-perception critique

Published: August 1, 2008

Historic approach to trans reality for the prevention of HIV by using critical self-perception

Issues: Historic Approach to Trans Reality for the Prevention of HIV by using critical self-perception.

Description: This workshop involves a reflection by transgenders, for transgenders and the population in general. The workshop is expository, reflective and theoretical. It gathers research data and bibliographic references in relation with the permanent presence of trasvestite, transgender, transsexual and intersexual bodies in the history of civilization. Research allows us to confirm that, through history, there have been a variety of sexes, desires, bodies and forms of what today is known as contemporary transgender. The ignorance of these precedents for transgender organizations results in lack of history. There are no ancestors, heritage, memory or roots.

Lessons learned: Transgender construction has developed in obscurity, without roots, as as ephimeral experience, without scientific backup in order to be recorded. The absence and undervaluation of the transgender in historical discourse has resulted in an uprooting of a possible transgender tradition and heritage. This workshop allows the transexual community to recover elements that will provide a new look into themselves. This, in turn, will facilitate changes in self-perception, a greater participation in the exercise of rights and a greater awareness of health care and prevention of HIV/AIDS and ITS.

Next steps: To increase as much as possible presentations to as many trans groups as possible in order to contribute to a greater transgender awareness.

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