Lost in transition: transpeople, transprejudice and pathology in Asia

@article{Winter2009LostIT,
  title={Lost in transition: transpeople, transprejudice and pathology in Asia},
  author={Sam Winter},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Rights},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={365 - 390}
}
  • S. Winter
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Sociology
  • The International Journal of Human Rights
Asia (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… 

LEGITIMATING TRANSPHOBIA

Transgender persons are strangers to the law; or put more accurately, the legal imagination is so deeply entrenched in normative gender binarism as to effectively render transsexuals a ‘freakish’

Cultural Considerations for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's Standards of Care: The Asian Perspective

TLDR
The nature of the Asian transgender experience is portrayed, paying particular attention to transprejudice as a health issue, and the possible role of pathologization of gender variance in prompting and supporting trans Prejudice is outlined.

Heterogeneity in the Desire to Undergo Various Gender-Affirming Medical Interventions Among Transgender People in Hong Kong: Findings from a Community-Driven Survey and Implications for the Legal Gender Recognition Debate.

Previous estimates suggest that there are at least nine million transgender people in Asia-Pacific; however, in most countries, legal gender recognition has not been made possible or there are

Older transgender women in Thailand: views of service providers

Abstract The social and cultural construction of aging and how it is experienced by transgender women in Thailand has been neglected within the academic literature. This qualitative study explored

Sexual abuse, social stigma and HIV vulnerability among young feminised men in Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan

TLDR
The hijra dera offer an important entry point for improved social support and sexual health programmes, including efforts to ensure young feminised men postpone their sexual debut and/or improve their sexual health, retain access to education, explore alternative forms of employment and improve access to health care.

Psycho-social and Spiritual Backgrounds, Experiences, and Needs as a Transsexual: A Qualitative Study within Persatuan Insaf Pahang

Introduction: Transsexuals face discriminations and rejections from the Malaysian society. The number of studies done on understanding the phenomenology, experiences, and problems faced by

“Same same, but different”

Purpose This paper is a part of a series of papers seeking insight into a holistic perspective into the lives, experiences and vulnerabilities of male-to-female transgender persons (from here on

THe Use of Hormone Therapy in the Male-to-Female Transgender Population: Issues for Consideration in Thailand

TLDR
Although there is currently considerable focus on sexually transmitted infections in the MTF transgender population, a more comprehensive approach to health care is required, including education for transgender people and the health professionals who attend to them regarding appropriate hormone therapy.

Mapping Discrimination Experienced by Indonesian Trans* FtM Persons

TLDR
This work calls for health care that is sensitive to the needs of trans* FtM people coupled with high-quality information to alleviate the cycles through which discrimination is sustained.

Trans Terminology and Definitions in Research on Transphobia: A conceptual review

The understanding of transphobia and discrimination against trans people depends on the definition itself of ‘trans people’. However, trans terminology is not unambiguous. In this paper I identify