Transgender Needs in North Carolina Research Paper by E1981

A community needs assessment for the transgender population of North Carolina.
# 145751 | 1,637 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 26, 2010 in Psychology (Social) , Gender and Sexuality (Transgender)

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This paper focuses its analysis on the needs of the transgender community in North Carolina. The paper explains that, in recent years there has been a heightened awareness of the transgender population, including increased media portrayal. Also, the paper notes, there has been an emergence of the transgender phenomenon as a recognized academic specialization, with its own professional literature, peer-reviewed publications, and conferences. The paper discusses the definition of transgender, and the biases that transgender people have encountered when receiving health care treatment. The paper concludes that if upcoming generations of health care professionals can become comfortable with as many different populations as possible before they go out into the field, the health care system will be much more effective in addressing the needs of transgender people. This paper contains an illustrative figure.

Prevalence of the Transgender Population
Identification of a Community
Demographics of Beaufort County
Identification of Need
Addressing of Need
Implications for Social Work

From the Paper:

"Advocacy and support networks are also important to have in place. Advocates will help with legal issues, education, resources, and provide a network for transgender people to connect. Support networks can be a general as a support group to open communication and reach those that would otherwise stay to themselves. This would make the person feel more accepted and also help to diminish discrimination by making the community aware that this population does exist here."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Currah, Paisley, Juang, Richard. M., & Minter, Shannon Price. (2006). Transgender Rights. University of Minnesota Press; Minneapolis, MN.
  • Callahan, Rebecca. (January, 2009) Bending gender, ending gender: Theoretical foundations for social work practice with the transgender community. Social Work, 54(1), 88-90.
  • (2007). Pridenet: Proudly Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bisexual Communities. Retrieved from
  • Slotnick, Sarah. (Summer, 2007). North Carolina Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Guide. Retrieved from
  • Stewart, Rachel A. (2009). Transgender 101. Retrieved from

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