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Article: Lost in transition: transpeople, transprejudice and pathology in Asia

TitleLost in transition: transpeople, transprejudice and pathology in Asia
Authors
KeywordsTransgender
Gender identity variance
Asia
Rights
Pathology
Issue Date2009
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13642987.asp
Citation
The International Journal of Human Rights, 2009, v. 13 n. 2-3, p. 365-390 How to Cite?
AbstractAsia (particularly South and Southeast) is home to large numbers of transpeople: persons who are gender identity variant in that they present and identify in a gender other than that matching the gender assigned to them at birth. Many make a gender category transition early in life. Access to competent and transfriendly medical support services within the established health system is often difficult, and alternatives are risky. Regardless of physical transition, transpeople are often denied opportunities to change the gender recorded on key identification documents. The result is that transpeople wanting to live in stealth are frustrated in their attempts to do so. They become easy targets for transprejudice and discrimination, many being pushed towards work at society's margins (for example sex work). Where transpeople are denied the right to change documents specifying their legal gender status, they are also denied legal recognition for mixed-gender partnerships they enter into (i.e. the right to marry, as well as associated family rights, including adoption of children). Recent evidence suggests that psychiatry may exacerbate transprejudice by pathologising gender identity variance. The current debate in Western countries on de-pathologisation is therefore highly important for the future welfare of transpeople in Asia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60044
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.244

 

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dc.contributor.authorWinter, SJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:02:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:02:40Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe International Journal of Human Rights, 2009, v. 13 n. 2-3, p. 365-390en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1364-2987en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60044-
dc.description.abstractAsia (particularly South and Southeast) is home to large numbers of transpeople: persons who are gender identity variant in that they present and identify in a gender other than that matching the gender assigned to them at birth. Many make a gender category transition early in life. Access to competent and transfriendly medical support services within the established health system is often difficult, and alternatives are risky. Regardless of physical transition, transpeople are often denied opportunities to change the gender recorded on key identification documents. The result is that transpeople wanting to live in stealth are frustrated in their attempts to do so. They become easy targets for transprejudice and discrimination, many being pushed towards work at society's margins (for example sex work). Where transpeople are denied the right to change documents specifying their legal gender status, they are also denied legal recognition for mixed-gender partnerships they enter into (i.e. the right to marry, as well as associated family rights, including adoption of children). Recent evidence suggests that psychiatry may exacerbate transprejudice by pathologising gender identity variance. The current debate in Western countries on de-pathologisation is therefore highly important for the future welfare of transpeople in Asia.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13642987.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofThe International Journal of Human Rightsen_HK
dc.subjectTransgender-
dc.subjectGender identity variance-
dc.subjectAsia-
dc.subjectRights-
dc.subjectPathology-
dc.titleLost in transition: transpeople, transprejudice and pathology in Asiaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1364-2987&volume=13 &issue=2/3&spage=365&epage=390&date=2009&atitle=Lost+in+transition:+transpeople,+transprejudice+and+pathology+in+Asiaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWinter, SJ: sjwinter@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWinter, SJ=rp00971en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13642980902758200-
dc.identifier.hkuros166884en_HK
dc.identifier.volume13-
dc.identifier.issue2-3-
dc.identifier.spage365-
dc.identifier.epage390-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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