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Research with transgendered people

Hemlata Pisal, Sunita Bandewar

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2005.010


This case study describes HP’s experiences during an independently conducted exploratory study among a community of transgendered people. Trained in anthropology and public health, HP conducted the study for her Masters’ dissertation in International Health. She was supported by a fellowship from a reputed European public health institution. She worked independently; her mentor abroad was a peer and essentially a sounding board. As a full-time employee of a local research organisation, she had to conduct this field work during her free time.

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