Trans people who live or work in the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office will receive financial support of 2,000 pesos per month to care for health conditions.
The Economic Programme for Emerging Health Care for Trans People (transvestites, transgender, transgender or intersex) will benefit people over the age of 30.
The resources will be to address health conditions, resulting from chemical infiltrations, hormone treatments or sexually transmitted diseases, the mayor’s office explained in a statement.
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The mayoral government noted that they «promote the health care of that community, given the high rate of deaths.»
The mayor’s office allocated a budget of 4 million 800,000 pesos to support 200 people with 24 thousand pesos per year.
Violence and disease affect this sector of the population.
According to data from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), 80% of trans people die between the ages of 35 and 40 in Latin America, while the average life expectancy for the region is 75 years.
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In addition, Mexico ranks second globally in murders transgender people, revealed the organization Transgender Europe, made up of transgender and transgender people.
According to the investigation, Brazil ranks first with 171 deaths in that period; followed by Mexico where 56 murders were recorded (4 more than last study) and third place is occupied by the United States with 25 executions from October 2016 to September 2017.
Among the requirements that the mayor’s office applies to register for this program are: living and/or working in mayor of Cuauhtémoc; medical proof of health condition derived from hormone treatments, chemical infiltrations and/or sexually transmitted diseases.
To register, they must present the property with the Officers of Parties of the Mayor’s Directorate-General for Social Development and present the CURP, an official ID, proof of address and their birth certificate.
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