The Transgendered Community
An analysis of healthcare issues of the transgendered community.
# 63161 | 1,647 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Jan 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Gender and Sexuality (Transgender) , Medical and Health (General) , Psychology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)
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This paper discusses the differences in the care needs of the transgendered community. The paper explains that the transgender community is at best, viewed as counterculture and at worst, labeled as unnatural and deviant. The paper examines how these negative stigmas have a powerful effect on the health of this community. The paper explores the intolerance of American society towards this community, claiming this to be the main obstacle to their quality of life.
From the Paper:"The transgender community is a very diverse one in terms of race, ethnicity, and economic status. The members of this community also express their "transgenderness" in many different ways. Transgender is an umbrella term that encompasses any person who "[lives] full or part-time in the gender role opposite to the one in which they were born, or [displays] characteristics that are not typical of their assigned sex" (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, www.gmla.org). Within this community there are many different types of people. There is such diversity that often the only thing that transgender people share in common is the negative stigma attached to their lifestyle. "
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