Upraisal of third sex

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Author Details : Sushruth Guruputra Kamoji, Preethi Rajagopal, VNS Ahamed Shariff

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 70-72

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Introduction: Transgender is defined as, strong and persistent cross gender identification with a sense of inappropriateness in gender role of one’s biological sex. Though they have existed since time immemorial, the etiology for this transformation still remains an enigma.


1.        To determine the average age of onset of sexual activity in homosexuals

2.        To find out the reason/s for which they took up homosexuality

3.        To give a possible explanation for transition of a homosexual into transgender

Methods: All transgenders who attended OPD at Institute of Venereology – Madras Medical College between May 20th 2010 and August 20th 2010 were enrolled in the study (except those aged over 40 years)

Results: 110 transgenders evaluated through a questionnaire revealed:

·         Average age of onset of sexual activity - 10.8 years

·         Reasons for becoming homosexuals – sexual exploitation/experimentation

Conclusion: It is a well acknowledged fact that adolescent homosexuality is a normal developmental deviation, which, most children outgrow by late teens. But, a small percentage accepts this as normal and few others are exploited at a young age to become commercial sex workers. Left with no choice they take to trans-sexualism as a source of livelihood. Instead of recognizing this fact and rehabilitating them to normal sexual and social life, most agencies are working only towards their sexual health giving them a false sense of security. This in an unintentional way is providing leverage of encouragement for their booming population.

Keywords: Transgender, Third sex, Homosexual


How to cite : Kamoji S G, Rajagopal P, Shariff V A, Upraisal of third sex. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2016;2(2):70-72

Copyright © 2016 by author(s) and IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

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