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"What American dream is this?": The effect of Trump's presidency on immigrant Latinx transgender people.

J Couns Psychol 2021 Nov 28;68(6):657-669. Epub 2021 Jun 28.

Department of Psychology.

Little research has explored how transgender people are impacted by the behaviors, statements, and policies of the Trump administration. To date no scholarship has explored the experiences of immigrant Latinx transgender people during the current political climate. Using a critical intersectional qualitative framework, the present study aimed to investigate how immigrant Latinx transgender people are impacted by Trump's administration. Read More

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November 2021

Gender Expression among Transgender Women in Japan: Support Is Needed to Improve Social Passing as a Woman.

Acta Med Okayama 2021 Jun;75(3):323-334

Graduate School of Health Sciences, Okayama University.

Gender expression is important for transgender women to improve their social passing as women. Herein, a questionnaire about the status of gender expression and support needs was distributed to 54 transgender women aged 17-71 in Japan. Most of the respondents noted that they had found it relatively difficult to handle physical changes and weight gain due to hormone treatment. Read More

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The Impact of Internalized Stigma on LGBT Parenting and the Importance of Health Care Structures: A Qualitative Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 05 18;18(10). Epub 2021 May 18.

Facultad de Humanidades, Escuela de Psicología, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta 1270709, Chile.

Research on LGBTIQ+ families has focused on the effects of being in a diverse family on the development of children. We seek to show the experience of parenthood from the perspective of LGBTIQ+ people, considering its particularities and the role that health care services play as a potential support network. We used the biographical method through open-ended interviews, participants were LGBT people, and key informants from Chile, Colombia, and Mexico were selected based on a sociostructural sampling. Read More

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Condom-Protected Sex and Minority Stress: Associations with Condom Negotiation Self-Efficacy, "Passing" Concerns, and Experiences with Misgendering among Transgender Men and Women in Brazil.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 05 1;18(9). Epub 2021 May 1.

Psychology Graduate Program, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90619-900, Brazil.

This cross-sectional exploratory study aims to verify associations between condom-protected sex, condom negotiation self-efficacy, self-esteem, and four minority stressors (experiences with misgendering, "passing" concerns, anticipated prejudice, and perceived prejudice) among transgender men (TM) and transgender women (TW). 260 individuals (192 TW and 68 TM) residing in two Brazilian states participated in the study. Data was collected online and in two hospital programs for transgender people and included sociodemographic data, condom-protected sex, the Trans-Specific Condom/Barrier Negotiation Self-Efficacy (T-Barrier) Scale, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and four minority stressors. Read More

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Attachments: "I Want a Gay Doctor": The Role of Therapeutic Self-disclosure in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Brielle Cardieri

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2021 10 23;60(10):1169-1170. Epub 2021 May 23.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Electronic address:

A simple, yet pointed question from my teen patients on the inpatient child psychiatry unit made my biggest professional anxiety come true. As a queer psychiatrist-in-training, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I present. Although in my personal life I am more comfortable presenting as queer and pushing the limits of the gender binary, in professional settings, I often mask my authentic self to have passing privilege based on my choice of clothing, tone of voice, and mannerisms. Read More

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October 2021

Sexual consent and chemsex: a quantitative study on sexualised drug use and non-consensual sex among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Sex Transm Infect 2021 06 8;97(4):268-275. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Chemsex (drug use to enhance sex) has emerged among men who have sex with men (MSM). Non-consensual sex (NCS) is hypothesised to occur frequently under the influence of chemsex, however data are scarce. In this cross-sectional study, it was aimed to assess whether NCS is associated with chemsex. Read More

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Visual Conformity With Affirmed Gender or "Passing": Its Distribution and Association With Depression and Anxiety in a Cohort of Transgender People.

J Sex Med 2020 10 15;17(10):2084-2092. Epub 2020 Aug 15.

Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta GA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Visual conformity with affirmed gender (VCAG) or "passing" is thought to be an important, but poorly understood, determinant of well-being in transgender people. VCAG is a subjective measure that is different from having an inner sense of being congruent with one's gender identity.

Aim: We examined the frequency and determinants of VCAG and explored its association with mental health outcomes in a cohort of transgender adults. Read More

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October 2020

Factors associated with frequency of gender identity nonaffirmation microaggressions among transgender persons.

Cult Health Sex 2021 08 21;23(8):1094-1110. Epub 2020 May 21.

Caitlyn Jenner Foundation, Woodland Hills, CA, USA.

Gender-based victimisation (GBV) is commonly experienced by transgender individuals, and can include physical or sexual violence; social, workplace, or housing discrimination; or family or social rejection. In addition to overt forms of GBV, transgender individuals experience gender identity-related microaggressions: subtle, frequently-occurring aversive events that convey nonaffirmation or rejection of an individual's gender identity. The degree to which a transgender individual is socially perceived as the gender with which they identify, sometimes referred to as passing, as well as sociodemographic factors such as annual income and race/ethnicity, have been previously linked with experiencing overt GBV. Read More

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State Policies and Healthcare Use Among Transgender People in the U.S.

Am J Prev Med 2020 08 14;59(2):247-259. Epub 2020 May 14.

Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Department of Systems, Populations, and Leadership, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Introduction: The introduction and passing of restrictive and protective transgender-specific state policies have increased during the past decade. These policies are critical for the health of transgender and other gender diverse people; however, little is known about the relationship between these policies and healthcare use, and the role that race/ethnicity plays in this relationship.

Methods: Analysis was conducted in 2018-2019 using multilevel modeling and data from the 2015 U. Read More

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Psychological wellbeing of middle-aged and older queer men in India: A mixed-methods approach.

PLoS One 2020 12;15(3):e0229893. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Social Epidemiology, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Borrowing concepts from public health, we examined the association of several social determinants with the mental health of middle-aged and older queer men in India by combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. A cross-sectional survey guided by Meyer's Minority Stress Model was carried out to assess the links between minority stressors (internalized homophobia and degree of closetedness), age-related stressors (ageism and fear of ageing) and psychological wellbeing (loneliness, depressive symptoms and sexual compulsivity) among 207 Indian men (aged 40 years and above) who identified themselves as non-heterosexuals. Results from simple and multivariable linear regression models showed significant positive associations of ageism, internalized homophobia, and fear of ageing with loneliness, even after accounting for sociodemographic and stress mitigating factors. Read More

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The Transgender Identity Survey: A Measure of Internalized Transphobia.

LGBT Health 2020 01 24;7(1):15-27. Epub 2019 Dec 24.

Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We describe the development of a measure of internalized transphobia, defined as discomfort with one's transgender identity as a result of internalizing society's normative gender expectations. An item pool was created based on responses from a small clinical sample ( = 12) to an open-ended questionnaire. Expert judges reviewed the items, resulting in a 60-item instrument for empirical testing. Read More

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January 2020

Restrained motherhood: the Lebanese state in times of changing demographics and moral values.

Sex Reprod Health Matters 2019 May;27(2):1-12

Research Assistant, The A Project , Beirut , Lebanon.

The socially engrained notion that motherhood is essential to womanhood is strongly portrayed in how states view women's political participation through their reproductive capacities. In Lebanon, the state's political agenda influences laws and policies that restrict or encourage women's procreation, depending on their nationality, sect, marital, and legal status. Since 1943, Lebanon's system of proportionally allocating parliamentary seats to sectarian political parties, based on their population size, has spurred fears of demographic changes across sects. Read More

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Gender-affirming healthcare experiences and medical transition among transgender women living with HIV: a mixed-methods study.

Sex Health 2019 08;16(4):367-376

Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B2, Canada; and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4, Canada.

Background Transgender (trans) women are overrepresented among people living with HIV, yet trans women living with HIV (WLWH) experience lower access to HIV care. Access to medical transition may facilitate access to HIV care among trans WLWH. This study sought to describe barriers and facilitators to access to medical transition among trans WLWH. Read More

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Effects of Family Demographics and the Passage of Time on Parents' Difficulty with Their Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual Youth's Sexual Orientation.

Arch Sex Behav 2019 07 19;48(5):1581-1588. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Parents' responses to a child's sexual orientation are critical to shaping lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adolescents' health, but we know little about which families struggle most with having an LGB child. This study explored how parent responses to their LGB child varied by parent characteristics, child characteristics, and time passing. Parents of LGB youth aged 10-25 years (n = 1195) completed questions about themselves, their children, and their difficulty with having an LGB child. Read More

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Caring for the Transgender Adolescent: It Takes a Village.

J Dev Behav Pediatr 2019 06;40(5):397-399

Department of Pediatrics, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Case: Christa is a 15-year-old male-to-female (MTF) transgender patient who comes to your Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics office for consultation on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) management and concerns about worsening anxiety. Review of medical history included mild persistent asthma managed with steroid inhaler and leukotriene antagonist. She was diagnosed with ADHD at 12 years and has been placed on methylphenidate and clonidine over the years with little improvement. Read More

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[Sexual positions, body styles and HIV risk among men who have sex with men in Recife (Brazil)].

Cien Saude Colet 2019 Mar;24(3):973-982

Departamento de Psicologia, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas,Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Av. Acadêmico Helio Ramos CFCH/7º, Cidade Universitária. 50670-901 Recife PE Brasil.

The article presents the results of an ethnographic study of the gay community in Recife (PE), conducted via participant observation and interviews. It seeks to understand sexual risk conduct among men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV, focusing on the significance of sexual positions during anal-receptive intercourse (ARI) and anal-insertive intercourse (AII). Those who practice unprotected ARI are subject to a greater risk of infection than those who practice AII. Read More

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Section 377 and The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017: Breaking barriers.

Indian J Med Ethics 2019 Apr-Jun;4(2):111-114. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Centre for MH Law and Policy, Indian Law Society, Pune 411 004 India.

The Supreme Court of India recently decriminalised homosexuality by passing a landmark judgment in the case of Navtej Johar and Others v. Union of India. In its judgment, the Court held that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 is unconstitutional in as much as it criminalises consensual sexual acts between two adults. Read More

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Spilling the T on Trans-Misogyny and Microaggressions: An Intersectional Oppression and Social Process Among Trans Women.

J Homosex 2019 26;66(10):1415-1438. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a San Francisco Department of Public Health , Center for Public Health Research , San Francisco , California , USA.

Minority stress frameworks seek to explain how stress impacts the health of minorities. Examining the social location of trans women in society is critical to understand the unique forms of oppression that engender stress and microaggression for trans women. This article uses intersectionality to examine the lived experiences of young trans women and develop new theoretical concepts to understand the social process of trans-misogyny. Read More

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Sexual Health Knowledge of U.S. Medical Students: A National Survey.

J Sex Med 2018 08 13;15(8):1093-1102. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Department of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Background: Sexual health is a critical component of overall wellness; however, only half of U.S. medical schools currently require formal instruction in sexuality. Read More

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Identity concealment in transgender adults: A qualitative assessment of minority stress and gender affirmation.

Am J Orthopsychiatry 2017 ;87(6):704-713

The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health.

Minority individuals might conceal their identity in social contexts in an effort to avoid stigma and victimization. Unfortunately, identity concealment is thought to impact psychological distress in transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. Thus, through 30 in-depth interviews, we sought to understand if and how identity concealment was experienced by TGNC individuals. Read More

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Body Image in Transmen: Multidimensional Measurement and the Effects of Mastectomy.

J Sex Med 2016 Nov 22;13(11):1778-1786. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Introduction: Transmen are generally dissatisfied with their breasts and often opt for mastectomy. However, little is known about the specific effects of this procedure on this group's body image.

Aim: To prospectively assess the effect of mastectomy on the body image of transmen, including cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects. Read More

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November 2016

Staying in the Hood: Black Lesbian and Transgender Women and Identity Management in North Philadelphia.

Siobhan Brooks

J Homosex 2016 Dec 1;63(12):1573-1593. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

a African American Studies , California State University at Fullerton , Fullerton , California , USA.

The concept Don't Ask, Don't Tell regarding Black LGBT sexuality in Black communities has been an acceptable form of identity management for Black LGBT people. In other words, Black LGBT people are accepted as long as they are not vocal about their sexuality. However, this is changing with the issue of gay marriage, which is creating a space where Black LGBT people are more open about their gender identity and sexuality in heterosexual Black spaces. Read More

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December 2016

Is It Facebook Official? Coming Out and Passing Strategies of Young Adult Gay Men on Social Media.

Zachary D Owens

J Homosex 2017 26;64(4):431-449. Epub 2016 May 26.

a Department of Sociology , University of Colorado at Boulder , Boulder , Colorado , USA.

The rapid proliferation of social media, mobile applications, and Internet technologies has shifted a wide variety of social interaction from physical spaces to an online environment. Drawing from 42 semistructured, in-depth interviews with gay college-aged men between the ages of 18 and 27, this article explores these changing patterns of social interaction among gay men. I discuss three strategies of identity management college-aged gay men use to disclose or conceal their sexual identity to others. Read More

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Debating LGBT Workplace Protections in the Bible Belt: Social Identities in Legislative and Media Discourse.

J Homosex 2016 Jul 7;63(7):904-24. Epub 2015 Nov 7.

b Department of Communication , University of Memphis , Memphis , Tennessee , USA.

This article reports a case study of the legislative and media discourse surrounding the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity language to the employment nondiscrimination ordinance of a city in the heart of the Bible Belt. The purpose of the study is to uncover how different identities were constructed and contested at city council meetings and in the news media on the way to passing legal protection for LGBT city employees in a region that is often characterized by anti-gay prejudice. This debate over the nondiscrimination ordinance centered on the question of whether LGBT identities are equivalent to identity categories based on race, gender, or religious belief, and it was shaped by various intergroup communication dynamics, specifically between members of the LGBT minority and the straight majority, between LGBT and Christian identities, and between "true" and "false" Christian identities. Read More

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Differences Across Age Groups in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People's Experiences of Health Care Discrimination, Harassment, and Victimization.

J Aging Health 2016 Mar 16;28(2):285-306. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

University of Denver, CO, USA.

Objective: Given the increasing diversity among older adults and changes in health policy, knowledge is needed on potential barriers to health care for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals.

Method: Using the 2010 National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), logistic regression models test differences between age groups (below 35, 35-49, 50-64, and 65 and above) in lifetime experience of anti-transgender discrimination, harassment, and victimization within health care settings while considering the influences of insurance status, level of passing, time of transition, and other socio-demographic factors.

Results: Although more than one fifth of transgender and GNC individuals of all ages reported health discrimination, harassment, or victimization, significant age differences were found. Read More

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"I don't like passing as a straight woman": queer negotiations of identity and social group membership.

Carla A Pfeffer

AJS 2014 Jul;120(1):1-44

For decades, sociological theory has documented how our lives are simultaneously produced through and against normative structures of sex, gender, and sexuality. These normative structures are often believed to operate along presumably "natural," biological, and essentialized binaries of male/female, man/woman, and heterosexual/ homosexual. However, as the lives and experiences of transgender people and their families become increasingly socially visible, these normative structuring binaries are called into stark question as they fail to adequately articulate and encompass these social actors' identities and social group memberships. Read More

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Acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, attitudes about their treatment, and related medical knowledge among osteopathic medical students.

J Am Osteopath Assoc 2014 Oct;114(10):788-96

From the A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri (Student Doctor Lapinski and Dr Sexton). Ms Baker was a psychology student at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and served as a research assistant during this study.

Context: Limited research exists on the health issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients, as viewed in the context of osteopathic medical education. A full understanding of current medical students' acceptance of, attitudes toward, and knowledge of these issues could lead to the development and incorporation of curricula focusing on the care of LGBT patients into colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs).

Objective: To determine among osteopathic medical students the levels of acceptance of LGBT patients, attitudes toward treating this population, and medically relevant knowledge about their distinct health-related issues. Read More

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October 2014

Two sides of the same coin: gender harassment and heterosexist harassment in LGBQ work lives.

Law Hum Behav 2014 Aug 16;38(4):378-91. Epub 2014 Jun 16.

Department of Psychology, University of Michigan.

This project investigated the incidence, interplay, and impact of gender- and sexuality-based harassment, as experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) employees in higher education. Unlike much queer empirical research, participants in this study were residents of noncoastal regions of the U.S. Read More

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