Special Issue "Current Research Trends in Transgender Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).
Interests: clinical psychology; mental health; health promotion; health disparities; gender
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Interests: transgender and non-binary health; LGBTQ psychology; women and gender; same-sex and heterosexual couples; trauma; minority stress; CBT
We are organizing a Special Issue on advances in the health of transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. TGNC people represent a community that is diverse with respect to gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, etc. Notwithstanding these differences, members of the TGNC population share many common experiences, such as belonging to a stigmatized minority. Indeed, although TGNC people represent a strongly resilient community, capable of successfully overcoming negative and adverse life conditions, they still experience high levels of prejudice that negatively affect their health and wellbeing. An increasing body of literature has, in fact, demonstrated that gender-related prejudice and stigma are among the main factors producing health disparities. However, the TGNC population is changing, especially in the younger segment, where a great percentage of people self-identify as non-binary, genderqueer, bigender, and so on, rejecting a binary view of the TGNC identity. Therefore, as researchers, we need to expand our knowledge base and look at TGNC people as a complex and segmented population with specific health needs.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to recent advances in TGNC health, with a specific interest in innovative methods, nationally representative data, young TGNC people, health disparities, minority stress, intersectionality, and resilience.
Dr. Cristiano Scandurra
Prof. Kimberly Balsam
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- health disparities;
- minority stress;
- sexual health;
- individual-, interpersonal-, and community-based interventions;
- nationally representative data;
- young TGNC people.