“I do not belong to this body” – Film

Devran, a 23-year-old trans man, has left his home in western Azerbaijan to seek hormonal therapy for gender confirmation surgery. 

But in Azerbaijan, few doctors or health clinics are willing to treat trans folks. While there are more options in the capital Baku than in his hometown of Shamkir, Devran still faces prejudice and discrimination when trying to obtain even basic medical treatment.

The only doctor willing to see Devran as a patient is Hakan Tanriverdi, a Turkish gynaecologist working in Baku. Through Devran’s story, and interviews with Dr. Tanriverdi, filmmaker Parviz Majidov documents the difficulties the LGBTIQ+ community faces to find gender affirming care in a society that puts a taboo on sexuality and gender.

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