Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

Paperback | May 21, 2014

EditorLaura Erickson-Schroth

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There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical orbiological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group.Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource - a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies,Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race,religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneeringbook. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.

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There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical orbiological) is as variable as gender (traditi...

Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, MA, is a psychiatry resident at New York University Medical Center. She is a board member of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, as well as the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists. She is a founding member of the Gender and Family Network of New York City, a group for service provide...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 21, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199325359

ISBN - 13:9780199325351

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AcknowledgmentsPreface1. Our Many Selves2. Race, Ethnicity, and Culture3. Immigrant Identity4. Disabilities and Deafness5. Sex and Gender Development6. Coming Out7. Religion and Spirituality8. Social Transition9. Employment10. Legal11. Immigration Issues12. General Sexual and Reproductive Health13. Medical Transition14. Surgical Transition15. Mental Health Supports and Services16. Mental Health Concerns17. Relationships18. Sexuality19. Parenthood20. Children21. Youth22. Aging23. History24. Arts and Culture25. Political Action and OrganizingAfterwordGlossary