Singapore clinic of­fers refuge to trans­gen­der com­mu­nity

Southeast Asia Globe - - Healthcare Special -

Singapore’s In­sti­tute of Men­tal Health has be­come the sole pub­lic hospi­tal to of­fer psy­cho­log­i­cal and psy­chi­atric sup­port and treat­ment to the city-state’s marginalised trans­gen­der com­mu­nity. Tak­ing the place of the gen­der iden­tity clinic at the Na­tional Univer­sity Hospi­tal, which closed its doors in 2008, the new clinic was es­tab­lished by psy­chi­a­trist Zheng Zhimin in con­sul­ta­tion with lo­cal ac­tivists within the LGBTI com­mu­nity. The news comes less than a month af­ter the launch of Trans­gen­derSg, an ac­tivist-run on­line re­source ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing safe and reli­able in­for­ma­tion on trans is­sues to Singapore’s trans­gen­der com­mu­nity.

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