Gender Pluralism: How useful is it in supporting the health of transgender people?

Background

Gender pluralist theory was introduced in 2005 as a means of including all sex/gender identities within the realm of plausible identities – it includes unusual, marginalised, and fluid identities as well as those that are... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

This paper addresses gender pluralism in the light of recent and current changes to transgender healthcare, wellbeing, and related citizenship rights. It looks at developments such as the emergence of non binary identities,... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The paper draws on six bodies of empirical material: The original UK 1990s study by Monro; three large published pan-European studies carried out by the Fundamental Rights Agency (2013, 2014, and 2016 - the lead author of this... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

This is a conceptual and policy-related paper that is informed by a range of qualitative and quantitative studies and by policy analysis. It does not have specific outcome measures. [ view full abstract ]

Results

The results of this paper concern the utility of gender pluralist theory for understanding trans and intersex peoples' healthcare and related aspects of policy and practice. [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Gender pluralist theory is shown to be useful in supporting peoples' autonomy, self determination, and possibilities of considering different healthcare options. Utilising a social model of health, gender pluralist approaches... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Surya Monro (University of Huddersfield), Daniela Crocetti (University of Huddersfield), Tracey Yeadon-lee (University of Huddersfield)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Social sciences

Session

OS-3D » Social Sciences III: Transgender Citizenship (11:15 - Saturday, 8th April, Mediterranean)

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