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Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility

Ruth Pearce


What does it mean for someone to be ‘trans’? What are the implications of this for healthcare provision? Drawing on the findings of an extensive research project, this book addresses urgent challenges and debates in trans health. It interweaves patient voices with social theory and autobiography, offering an innovative look at how shifting language, patient mistrust, waiting lists and professional power shape clinical encounters, and exploring what a better future might look like for trans patients. These book aims to uncover how trans identities and experiences, along with conceptualisations ... More

Keywords: trans, healthcare, trans health, waiting lists, patient mistrust, trans patients

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447342335
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447342335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Pearce, author
University of Leeds