As a pre-op trans person in Uganda prior to my Sexual Reaffirmation Surgery, I struggled with the fact that my prostate heath and breast health where coded under different departments but how could I then as a woman, ask my doctor about my prostate health, when it is not part of the OBGYN list of services they provide, and if they did, they assumed it would be on a different body, a man’s body.
He also noted the three major goals of KSU which are; to ensure the financial independence of transgender female sex workers through economic empowerment projects, improvement in accessibility to health care services and advocacy for rights and freedoms of transgender female sex workers would not be possible without the guidance of KSU’s partners and allies
TEU also released a press statement highlighting the need for trans women, LBQ women and female sex workers’ right to decision-making in all areas of life, equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, and end all forms of violence against women in all their diversities and health-care services specially SRHR services that respond to their unique needs.
The KuchuCare App will provide accessible and friendly health care services specifically tailored for LGBTQ people in just one click in the palm of their hands. Among this will be the ability to find a friendly health facility near you, the ability to find deliverable safe sex consumables and emergency medication as well as the ability to talk to a friendly doctor, counsellor or peer of your choice for health information and psycho-social support.