20181130191652transgender_and_how_people_realize_that_they_are_transgender.docx

20181130191652transgender_and_how_people_realize_that_they_are_transgender.docx

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Running head: TRANSGENDER 1 Transgender and How People realize that they are Transgender Mary Caustrita Park University
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TRANSGENDER 2 Transgender and How People realize that they are Transgender Background Information The issue of being a transgender has built a ground for research to many researchers. The interest has been to determine why a person chooses to be a transgender and what factors lead a person to make the decision of being a transgender. The available data has indicated that there is an increase in the number of people who have identified themselves as transgender. For instance, the findings of Cartwright, Hughes, and Lienert (2012) showed that 3.5% of adult population in the United States (US) have identified themselves as gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. The results also indicated that there are about 700, 000 individuals in the US who have the identity of being transgender. Generally, Cartwright, Hughes, and Lienert (2012) established that nearly 9 million Americans have identified themselves as lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender. It can be seen that there is an increase in the number of transgender. However, it is unknown and unclear on why a person can make the decision of being a transgender. It has also been found that the people who are transgender undergo certain challenges in the access of public services and also in the ways through which they interact with others. Specifically, victimization in schools by adolescents as a result of being a transgender has been shown to be common in most American schools (Russell, Ryan, Toomey, Diaz, & Sanchez, 2011). However, the victimization associated with being a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is highly associated with the mental health and risks of other sexually transmitted infections (Russell et al., 2011). Indeed, the fact that transgender is a risk factor of STDs and HIV AIDS has been supported by the study of (Baral et al., 2013). The results established that women who are transgender are the ones with the highest burdens of for HIV and are urgently needing prevention, care services, and treatment. The cause of the increase in the cases of STDs
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TRANSGENDER 3 and HIV among the transgender is that they have been victimized in the society and have shown the increasing disparity in the way in which people receive healthcare services in the US. The ideation of suicide among school students has also been associated with the cases of transgender. Russell et al. (2011) established that an increase in the depression levels among school children and ideation of suicide have been as a result of victimization that the LGBT family have been experiencing in the schools. Further, Russell et al. (2011) showed that if victimization related to LGBT can be reduced then significant health gains can be experienced in most schools and the health disparities can be minimized. From the available data, it is clear that the transgender continues to experience victimization and discrimination in schools and even in the acquisition of healthcare services.
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  • Spring '17
  • Eric Ostrowidzki
  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Health Data Collection, Transgender High School Students, Transgender Adolescent School

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