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Dr. Aqsa Shaikh

Dr. Aqsa Shaikh

Doctor & Trans Rights Activist




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Dr. Aqsa Shaikh is a medical doctor and Community Medicine Specialist. She is an Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (HIMSR), Jamia Hamdard. Born and brought up in Mumbai, she completed her education from Seth GS Medical College. Before joining Jamia Hamdard, she has worked at Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT). She has been living in Delhi for the last ten years and calls it home. She is a proud Transgender Woman and works on LGBTQIA+ rights, rights of Persons with Disability, and Mental Health. She has a keen interest in Medical Ethics, Medical Humanities, and Medical Education Technology. She is a Fellow of Advanced Course in Medical Education. She is an author of medical books, and blogs with Times of India, Women's Web, and Youth ki Awaaz along with other publications. She received the Youth ki Awaaz Award for the best article on Mental Health. She is also a recipient of the Himalayan Green Awards for her services in Health Education. She is a poet and writes in English, Hindi, and Urdu. She initiated a Citizen's Collective called Helping Hands through which some 7000 families have been helped in Delhi with Food during the COVID 19 Lockdown.

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