What is the population of transgender in India? The report estimated that 4.8 million Indians identified as transgender. The survey provides sex-related data in a binary male / female format, tagging the rest as ‘other’ and further assuming them to be ‘trans’.
How many genders are there? There are many different gender identities, including male, female, transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit, third gender, and all, none or a combination of these.
What is the life expectancy of a transgender person? Psychologist Graciela Balestra, who works closely with the transgender community, says it’s an especially vulnerable population. “Transgender people have an average life expectancy of about 30 to 32 years,” Balestra says.
When did transgender become popular? The word trans only emerged into popular usage in the 1960s and 1970s1, and so if we’re using it to only mean people who have defined themselves as “trans”, that history extends back less than a century.