Because of systematic cultural biases including those of researchers this is a field that is largely mis-attributed and miscounted.
I feel we can make broad generalized statements that remain accurate but need to be cautious about statements asserting transwomen or transmen are more or less likely to engage in certain activities or are more likely to vector diseases.
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Hep B is listed as an STI health issue, but shouldn't Hepatitis A be listed also?
A specific risk factor for having hepatitis A is MSM, and the MSM population is at an increased risk of contracting this viral disease...
--184.108.40.206 (talk) , 12 March 2013 (UTC) @Benjiboi - For pre-op transwomen who have sex with men the HIV transmission rates actually *do* have something to do with their bodies.
They don't have a vagina so they are more likely to engage in receptive anal sex than women (or heterosexual men) -- and so they are more likely to get HIV.
And because they have a penis they are more likely to engage in insertive anal sex -- and so they are more likely to pass on HIV. But even if all the discrimination were to magically go away -- pre-op transwoman and MSM would be a relatively small and relatively sexually isolated group for which a relative high percentage engage in anal sex and role reversal. What we're learning is that, as far as the underlying cause of HIV levels are concerned: a high percentage of anal sex and role reversal are the key differences when comparing MSM communities to most highly promiscuous heterosexual communities.Hoping To Help (talk) , 1 November 2009 (UTC)This may be true, however we need reliable sources to show that (i) pre-op transwomen are classified and studied for these statements.This article is within the scope of Wiki Project Sexuality, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of human sexuality on Wikipedia.If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.This article is of interest to Wiki Project LGBT studies, which tries to ensure comprehensive and factual coverage of all LGBT-related issues on Wikipedia.For more information, or to get involved, please visit the project page or contribute to the discussion.