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Theorizing transgender diversity: towards a social model of health

Monro, Surya (2000) Theorizing transgender diversity: towards a social model of health. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 15 (1). pp. 33-45. ISSN 1468-1994

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Participative research was conducted with a range of transsexual and transgender individuals. Findings outline recent developments among the transsexual and transgender communities, which challenge traditional medical models of transsexuality and transgender. Postmodernism provides a useful base for theorizing alternative models; however, postmodernism and poststructuralism are problematic in terms of their notions of identity and lack of attention to the structuring of gender at the social level. Social structure is suggested to be key in understanding transgender and transsexuality, with inequalities affecting transgender people's health and ability to participate in society as active citizens.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2009 08:46
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:52


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