Families and Children with a Trans* parent - a multiperspective qualitative approach

Background

Although the phenomenon of gender and bodily diversity is widely studied in medical, psychological and social areas, the family of Trans*people receives much less scientific attention. It has been well established that the... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

Previous research into trans*-families is sparse and mainly focussed on the english-speaking parts of the world.By identifying key topics and experiences of the entire family, we aim to contribute to a better understanding of... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

As part of a wider study effort on trans* - families, 5 expert interviews with experienced gender therapists in the german-speaking world were conducted, as well as 10 semi-structured interviews using prepared interview... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

After transcription and cross-checking, qualitative analysis is being conducted with MaxQDA in an iterative approach based on qualitative content analysis methods described by Mayring et al. (2010). The material was then coded... [ view full abstract ]

Results

As the analysis is still in progress, results might extend and shift. The transition seems to set a process in motion within families that strongly relies on resources and conditions within the family as well as the external... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The parental transition has to be characterized as a process for the entire family. Many gender dysphoric individuals consider the transition as an essential step in living a self-determined and congruent life. This also... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Silvano Cassio Barbieri (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf), Jonas Bjoerklund (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf), Birgit Moeller (University Hospital Muenster)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Social sciences

Session

OS-2D » Social Sciences II: Transgender Families (11:00 - Friday, 7th April, Mediterranean)

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