"The right to self-determination" – Exploring the experience of different stakeholders with models of trans health care in Andalusia

Amets Suess Schwend

Andalusian School of Public Health; CIBER-ESP, Centre for Biomedical Network Research – Epidemiology and Public Health

Amets Suess Schwend, PhD Social Anthropology, MA Art Therapy and BA Sociology, University of Granada, Spain. Professional activity as researcher at the Andalusian School of Public Health, Area of International Health, Granada, Spain. Thematic lines: trans depathologization; sexual, gender and bodily diversity; human rights perspectives; economic crisis and health; research epistemology, methodology and ethics. Member of the coordination team of STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization, member of the International Expert Group of GATE, Global Action for Trans Equality, as well as member of TGEU, Transgender Europe, WPATH, World Professional Association for Transgender Health and EPATH, European Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Background

In Andalusia, Spain, access to state-funded trans health care was established in 1999, by means of the creation of a specialized Unit in the Public Hospital of Malaga.Over the last few years, the trans depathologization... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

• To explore the historical process of establishing state-funded trans health care in Andalusia and Spain.• To review the critiques of the depathologization movement regarding the assessment model applied in the trans... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The presentation forms part of a qualitative research project that explores the perspectives of trans adults, gender diverse children and adolescents, their parents and health professionals regarding gender transition... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

As main outcome measures, the following items were established:• Conceptualization of gender transition processes and models of trans health care in the recent scientific literature. • Demands and proposals of trans... [ view full abstract ]

Results

As result of the literature review, the following aspects can be highlighted:• Existence of a broad scientific literature on gender transition processes and trans health care models. • Relative lack of research on the... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Trans activists and allied health professionals criticized the assessment model established in trans health care for not respecting the trans people’s right to self-determination and capacity for informed decision making.... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Amets Suess Schwend (Andalusian School of Public Health; CIBER-ESP, Centre for Biomedical Network Research – Epidemiology and Public Health), Gracia Maroto Navarro (Andalusian School of Public Health; CIBER-ESP, Centre for Biomedical Network Research – Epidemiology and Public Health), Alfonso Marquina-Marquez (Andalusian School of Public Health; Applied Socio-cultural Studies Research Group, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Granada), Silvia Bustamante Elvira (Andalusian School of Public Health), Manuela López Doblas (Andalusian School of Public Health), Ainhoa Ruiz Azarola (Andalusian School of Public Health), María Isabel Tamayo Velázquez (Andalusian School of Public Health), Noelia García Toyos (Andalusian School of Public Health), María J. Escudero Carretero (Andalusian School of Public Health; CIBER-ESP, Centre for Biomedical Network Research – Epidemiology and Public Health), Alina Danet Danet (Andalusian School of Public Health; CIBER-ESP, Centre for Biomedical Network Research – Epidemiology and Public Health, Spain), Paloma Ruiz Román (Andalusian School of Public Health)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Social sciences

Session

PS-1 » E-Posters Endocrinology & Voice & Social Sciences (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Baltic)

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