Growing Up Trans: Socialization and the Gender Binary

  title={Growing Up Trans: Socialization and the Gender Binary},
  author={Michelle Dietert and Dianne Dentice},
  journal={Journal of GLBT Family Studies},
  pages={24 - 42}
Mainstream social constructions of gender tend to demand conformity by adhering to only two choices of gender identity—male or female. Transgender individuals transgress this binary conception of gender by deviating from societal gender norms associated with assigned sex at birth. Using a combination of face-to-face and telephone methodology to collect data, 32 interviews were conducted with transgender individuals ages 18 to 57 from throughout the United States. Participants were recruited… 

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