The Hidden Smile- An Overview of the General and Oral Hygiene Status of Transgenders

Authors

  • Manikandan Shanmugam
  • Kurunji Kumaran Navaneethakrishnan
  • Bhaskar Venkatachalam
  • Rajasigamani Kandasamy
  • Krishna Prasanth Baalann

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15327

Keywords:

Transgender, Stigma, Oral hygiene, Occlusion

Abstract

Transgenders constitute quite a sizeable population that remains a neglected group, facing much
discrimination from the society in many respects especially in health. With their low self esteem and suicidal
tendencies owing to neglect and shaming, financial constraints, they often neglect to maintain good personal
hygiene. One such component is their oral health which is in a pitiful state. With this study we aim to assess
the various factors that act as barriers to the transgender community obtaining quality dental care. Their
healthcare access should be much more widened with their comfortable way of acceptance.

Author Biographies

Manikandan Shanmugam

Research Scholar,Department of Orthodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University,
Chidambaram

Kurunji Kumaran Navaneethakrishnan

Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University,
Chidambaram, 5

Bhaskar Venkatachalam

Professor & Head, Department of Orthodontics,
Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University,
Chidambaram, 

Rajasigamani Kandasamy

Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai University,
Chidambaram

Krishna Prasanth Baalann

Epidemiologist & Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical
College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Manikandan Shanmugam, Kurunji Kumaran Navaneethakrishnan, Bhaskar Venkatachalam, Rajasigamani Kandasamy, & Krishna Prasanth Baalann. (2021). The Hidden Smile- An Overview of the General and Oral Hygiene Status of Transgenders. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 324-329. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15327

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