Sunday Times

Making history


● Caitlyn Jenner came out as a trans woman in 2015. Two years later she had gender reassignme­nt surgery.

● Angela Ponce, right, made history as the first openly transgende­r woman to be crowned Miss Spain. She went on to represent her country in the Miss Universe 2018 competitio­n as its first openly transgende­r contestant.

● In the US, 1.4-million people identify as transgende­r.

● Transgende­r people have low rates of access to health and HIV services due to a range of issues including violence, legal barriers, stigma and discrimina­tion.

● Transgende­r women are about 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than other adults of reproducti­ve age.

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