Trans Women are Taking Hormones Without Medical Supervision in Uganda

Story Author(s): Caleb Okereke

News Source: Vice News

Publication/Broadcast Date: January 12th, 2021

Country(ies): Uganda

City(ies): Kampala

Original Source Link:
https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3gqpg/trans-women-are-taking-hormones-without-medical-supervision-in-uganda

Story Summary:

With transphobia ubiquitous in Uganda’s healthcare system and endocrinologists too expensive, women have set up their own support groups to help.

Topics: Discrimination, Healthcare, and Sex Work

LGBTQI+ Identities: Trans/gender nonconforming/gender diverse

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach is fair, balanced, objective, Language/terminology is accurate/inclusive, LGBTQI+A voices are sufficient, Negative myths/stereotypes are effectively challenged, Research/context is factual and accurate, and Visuals/photos are generic and neutral

Rating: 1

Rating Rationale:

This was an excellent report about trans health issues in Uganda. The journalist did a good job and should be commended for accurate and affirming coverage.

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