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Malu Mejías

Age 36

2 Aug 2021
Concepción (Chile)
Cosmetic filler complications

Malu Mejías
Malu Mejías [photo: www.facebook.com]

Malu died in her home after being injected with an unlicenced silicone filler by an unidentified individual. Her death is being treated as a homicide.

The Biobío Regional Prosecutor's Office ordered the PDI Homicide Brigade to investigate the death of a trans woman in Concepción after being injected with chemical products for cosmetic purposes.

According to initial information, the death of the trans woman occurred inside her home. A man had traveled from the Metropolitan Region to the regional capital of Biobío to apply the silicone injection.

The prosecutor in charge, Jorge Lorca, pointed out that “ Carabineros reported that a 36-year-old person inside a home who had apparently undergone cosmetic [filler] injections but had felt ill in the afternoon. She did not go to any health care center and when SAMU arrived, this person died. We are investigating the substance involved.”

The Amanda Jofré Trans People's Union pointed out that the victim was a trans woman from Concepción who did not manage to legally process her gender change and had to resort to this type of illegal surgeries, since they are “Very expensive and difficult to access” by regular means.

“For trans women, part of having a healthy transition is also being able to perform aesthetic interventions in a safe and comprehensive way for our community. Part of feeling safe with who we are is feeling good about ourselves; with the mind, body and soul”, concluded the Amanda Jofré Trans People's Union.

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For trans women, part of having a healthy transition is also being able to perform aesthetic interventions in a safe and comprehensive way for our community. Part of feeling safe with who we are is feeling good about ourselves; with mind, body and soul. Today surgeries, apart from being very expensive, are difficult for us to access.

Trans friend and sister, we understand how important it is to feel good both on the outside and on the inside, but do not despair, let's fight for a comprehensive trans health that guarantees us a regulated transition. DO NOT HAVE ILLEGAL SURGERIES! NO TO INJECTABLE SILICONE!

Our sincerest condolences to her friends and family. #nomasgenocidiotrans

Malu's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/bislady.oftherloperlia.

https://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/pais/region-del-biobio/pdi-indaga-la-muerte-de-un-hombre-tras-inyectarse-productos-quimicos-con-fines-esteticos-en-concepcion/2021-08-02/161614.html

https://www.chilevision.cl/contigo-en-directo/mejores-momentos/mujer-trans-murio-tras-recibir-inyeccion-de-silicona-liquida-en-concepcion

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https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/region-del-bio-bio/2021/08/03/una-persona-muere-tras-recibir-inyeccion-con-sustancia-para-fines-esteticos-en-concepcion.shtml

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https://www.eldinamo.cl/pais/2021/08/03/mujer-trans-murio-en-concepcion-tras-inyectarse-productos-quimicos-con-fines-esteticos/

https://www.meganoticias.cl/nacional/346361-muere-hombre-inyeccion-silicona-concepcion-03-08-2021.html

https://www.facebook.com/guidovelasquez.cl/posts/212579417474305

https://www.facebook.com/bislady.oftherloperlia/posts/2565101836967923

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSFiV6xp_0W/

https://twitter.com/DiversaPatagon1/status/1422402498296524830

https://twitter.com/DisidenciasC/status/1422717915703529475

Report added: 20 Aug 2021. Last updated: 31 Aug 2021

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