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Understanding Transgender and Medically Assisted Gender Transition: Feminism as a Critical Resource

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, November 2016
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Title
Understanding Transgender and Medically Assisted Gender Transition: Feminism as a Critical Resource
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AMA Journal of Ethics, November 2016
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.11.msoc1-1611
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Abstract

Feminism has fought the trivialization of women's experiences, championed women's security, and insisted on respect for women's choices. In so doing, feminism has developed important perspectives on the complicated connections between what gender means as it plays itself in people's lives, and the inequalities of power and authority that structure much of human experience. Here, I put a few of these perspectives into contact with an issue where the interactions of gender and power are squarely in play: medicine's role in assisting gender transitioning generally and, specifically, the enduring controversy between medicine and many transgender people about the pathologization of transgender and the role of clinicians as gatekeepers to gender-transition interventions.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 31%
Unspecified 2 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 15%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 8%
Other 3 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 31%
Social Sciences 3 23%
Psychology 2 15%
Unspecified 2 15%
Neuroscience 1 8%
Other 1 8%