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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 462–480.
Published: 01 November 2021
... on the possibility of a bad outcome than adherence to gender norms or classification as transsexual. The informal clinical practices they worked out to protect themselves in these early years of American trans medicine would ultimately go on to structure more formalized Standards of Care. Benjamin and Belt's fears...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 228–244.
Published: 01 May 2018
... . They may seek surgery to reduce gender dysphoria or to enhance gender euphoria. Professional literature and medical protocols such as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's (WPATH) Standards of Care , version 7 ( SOC -7), have been developed to reflect the needs of people who want...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 68–73.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Minority Health, first introduced the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards — fourteen mandates, guidelines, and recommendations for health care organizations to develop language access services and organizational systems for more culturally competent care ( Office...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (4): 609–633.
Published: 01 November 2022
... employing medical and scientific arguments, especially a perceived lack of consensus around the appropriate treatment and standards of care for gender dysphoria, understanding the politics of medical gender transition is of critical importance (Bazelon 2022 ; Velocci 2021 ). Overall, this study presents...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 May 2018
...), is undergoing field trials (Robles et al. 2016 ). There has been considerable controversy around these diagnoses (De Cuypere and Winter 2016 ; Drescher, Cohen-Kettenis, and Reed 2016 ), reflecting the competing global agendas and interprofessional tensions. WPATH's Standards of Care version 7 ( SOC -7...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 120–136.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Lorde Project . 2012 . “ Audre Lorde Project .” www.alp.org (accessed December 13, 2014 ). Bagby Dyana . 2011 . “ WPATH Announces New Standards of Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People .” Georgia Voice , September 25 . www.thegavoice.com/index.php/news/national-news...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 208–210.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Care ( 1979 ) formally defined the category of transsexual in a list of behaviors and life narratives, formalizing the diagnosis of gender identity disorder as one of the first steps in a standardized process for managing transgender lives. Following these guidelines, medical professionals approved...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (2): 199–210.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of care not only reinforces essentialist ideas of gender but also reinforces whiteness. One can see this in how the standard cisgender body desired within transnormativity resembles the imaginary sexually dimorphic white male and female bodies of nineteenth-century evolutionary theory. Further, these same...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (3): 411–430.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., overshadowing their other feelings about their internal sense of gender. Their focus on embodiment, which echoes Rubin's ( 2003 ) research, was reinforced by people and dynamics within a higher education context and by the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's standards of care, version 6...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 608–619.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and compels students to listen and care for one another. As students readily accept that difference will continually surface, a community of potential is formed against the grain of standardization, and imagining otherwise becomes possible. 1. Merriam-Webster , s.v. “critical,” www.merriam...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to defend her cousin's heterosexuality, even in death, against the type of people who believe that trans women are men. But—having finally gotten out of my station wagon and, a few weeks later, read the actual book—I think there's something else at work. Allen's text throughout is careful, thoughtful...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 164–173.
Published: 01 May 2018
... – 608 . Winter Sam . 2009 . “ Cultural Considerations for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's Standards of Care : The Asian Perspective .” International Journal of Transgenderism 11 : 19 – 41 . Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (4): 634–652.
Published: 01 November 2022
... if that incongruence places a person outside the heteronormative gender binary. Trans people in the United States continue to be pathologized by the medical industrial complex for the ostensible purpose of securing adequate health care. While the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) recent diagnostic “gender...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (1): 58–76.
Published: 01 February 2015
... and Transgendered People (2000), documents and analyzes the exclusion of trans-identified people from Canadian health care services. While health care in the United States and Canada differs structurally, Namaste's research findings are congruent with US studies such as that of sociologist Anne Bolin, who...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., and their behaviors can leave them “feeling pathologized, overexposed, and abnormal.” Moreover, because needs-assessment data collection often takes place in social-service settings where trans people are seeking food, shelter, or medical care, they might perceive requests to answer questions as a necessary part...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in their considerations of gender identity—but always careful to ensure that their critical play stays safe but acknowledging, too, the dangers of such play for one's attachment to conformist gender/sexuality. Like Martin Rochlin's “Heterosexual Questionnaire” ( 1972 ) but in a way that opens the category of trans to all...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 61–77.
Published: 01 February 2017
... identify as transgender, the permit is crucial to gaining access to state-subsidized gender-affirming health care, although this in itself is limited. 7 I touch on some of the broader implications of health care access, but exploring these linkages in greater detail is beyond the scope of this article...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 388–411.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the care protocols most used internationally for the diagnosis and treatment of transsexuality are those of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), denominated as Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders (SOC). For versions of SOC, see WPATH 2015 . One of the stages...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 473–486.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., education, and health-care services. The lack of basic health-care provisions for trans people in China was by far the most pressing issue for many. The 2017 Chinese Transgender Population Survey also outlined the necessity for a standardized system for the provision of hormone therapy and the need for full...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 223–238.
Published: 01 May 2019
... for Travesti Transsexual Identity (led by Lohana Berkins). The legislative proposals and political agendas around the right to identity and advocating for integrated attention to health care began to take shape in the first decades of the 2000s. These years saw the consolidation and greater public visibility...