Trans-Migrations: Border-Crossing and the Politics of Body Modification Among Puerto Rican Transgender Women

@article{Padilla2016TransMigrationsBA,
  title={Trans-Migrations: Border-Crossing and the Politics of Body Modification Among Puerto Rican Transgender Women},
  author={M. Padilla and Sheilla L Rodr{\'i}guez-Madera and N. Varas-D{\'i}az and Al{\'i}xida Ramos-Pibernus},
  journal={International Journal of Sexual Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={28},
  pages={261 - 277}
}
ABSTRACT This research describes the context and health consequences of migration/mobility that accompany the search for gender transitioning procedures among Puerto Rican transgender/transsexual women. We term migration/mobility for gender transitioning trans-migration. We conducted an ethnographic study focusing on trans-migration, including participant observation and semi-structured interviews with 39 transgender/transsexual women in Puerto Rico. Our analysis highlights three main processes… Expand

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