80% Of Transsexuals In Latin America Die Before The Age Of 35

of transsexuals on statistics highlight that the majority of violence against this group occurs in the family environment and tranvestite


They are forced into sex work and profiled by the police as dangerous.


The Inter american commission on human rights has joined the international community on the International day of trans memory to urge states to increase the protection of transsexuals in latin america.

They want them to take concrete measures to reduce the vulnerability of this group to violence and avoid impunity in crimes committed by transsexuals.The life expectancy of transsexuals has become one of the main alarms of international organizations.

The registry of violence prepared by the commission has highlighted that 80% of latin american trans women die at the age of 35 or younger.

This figure shows, according to the organization of american states (OAS), the high number of these women who die murdered. In the case of trans men, statistics highlight that the majority of violence against this group occurs in the family environment.

However, OAS member countries do not have a system that allows data to be collected that takes gender identity into account when preparing statistics. Many times, this gender identity is confused with sexual orientation.

More precise statistics, according to the organization of american states, would make it possible to highlight trends, as well as to indicate which sectors suffer the most from violence and the violation of human rights.

The report of the Inter american commission on human rights has also revealed the important relationship between exclusion, discrimination and the short life expectancy of trans people, who according to the study, suffer abuse from an early age.

Generally they have a greater tendency to be expelled from schools, homes and communities, as a consequence of expressing their gender identities. As a result, they must face poverty, social exclusion and problems of access to housing and education.

This causes some trans women to be forced into sex work and to be profiled by the police as dangerous, an issue that also subjects them transvestite, to police abuse and criminalization.

This exclusion system hinders access to a quality health system and body transformations supervised by professionals.

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