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A research podcast about the basics of the transgender community.

Transgender: why should I care‪?‬ Jaclyn Merrill

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A research podcast about the basics of the transgender community.

    Research with Jackie Merrill

    Research with Jackie Merrill

    Marsha P Johnson Institute- https://marshap.org/

     American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

    Agarwal, C. A., Scheefer, M. F., Wright, L. N., Walzer, N. K., & Rivera, A. (2018). Quality of life improvement after chest wall masculinization in female-to-male transgender patients: A prospective study using the BREAST-Q and body uneasiness test. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, & Aesthetic Surgery, 71(5), 651-657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.01.003

    Bradford, A. (2018). What Does ‘Transgender’ Mean? Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/54949-transgender-definition.html

    Carroll, R. A. (2015). Outcomes of treatment for gender dysphoria. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 24(3), 128-136. https://doi.org/10.1080/01614

    Cohen, L. (2020). Federal court rules that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match their gender. Retrieved from CBS News website: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/federal-court-rules-that-transgender-students-must-be-allowed-to-use-bathrooms-that-match-their-gender/

    Coulter, R. W.S., Bersamin, M., Russell, S. T., & Mair, C. M. (2018). The effects of gender- and sexuality- based harassment on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender substance use disparities. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(6), 688-700. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.10.004

    Fournier, A.B. (2020). What does gender nonconforming mean? Retrieved from Verywell Mind website: https://www.verywellmind.com/gender-nonconforming-definition-4582878

    Gomez-Gil, E., Zubiaurre-Elorza, L., Esteva, I., Guillamon, A., Godas, T., Almaraz, M. C., Halperin, I., & Salamero, M. (2012). Hormone-treated transexuals report less social distress, anxiety, and depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(5), 662-670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.08.010

    Griner, B. S., Vamos, A. C., Tompson, L. E., Logan, R., Vazquwz-Otero, C, & Daley, M., E. (2020). The intersection of gender identity and violence: Victimization experienced by transgender college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 35(24), 5704-5725. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517723743

    Hanna, B., Desai, R., Parekh, T., Guirguis, E., Kumar, G., & Sachdeva, R. (2019). Psychiatric disorders in the US transgender population. Annals of Epidemiology, 39, 1-7.

    Heck, N. C., Flentje, A., & Cochran, B. N. (2013). Offsetting risks: High school gay-straight alliances and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 81–90. https://doi.org/10.1037/2329-0382.1.S.81

    Heylens, G., Verroken, C., De Cock, D., T’Sojen, G., & De Cuypere, G. (2015). Effects of different steps in gender reassignment therapy on psychopathology: A prospective study of persons with a gender identity disorder. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(1), 119-126. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12363

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    #me too

    #me too

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    Transgender History

    Transgender History

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    Cristan Williams, “Transgender,” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 1, no. 1-2 (2014): 232-234.

    Brown, K. (1995). “Changed...into the fashion of man”:  The politics of sexual difference in a seventeenth-century Anglo-American settlement. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 6 (21), 171-93.

    Cromwell, J. (1998). Fearful others:  Medico-psychological constructions of female-to-male transgenderism. In D. Denny (Ed.), Current concepts in transgender identity (pp. 117-44). New York: Garland Publishing.

    Cromwell, J. (1999). Transmen and FTMs: Identities, bodies, genders, and sexualities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    Meyerowitz, J. (2002). How sex changed:  A  history of transsexuality in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    Rubin, G. (2006). Of catamites and kings: Reflections on butch, gender, and boundaries. In S. Stryker and S. Whittle (Eds.), The transgender studies reader (pp. 471-81). New York: Routledge.

    Kennedy, E. L. (1998). Lesbianism. In G. Mink, M. Navarro, W. Mankiller, B. Smith, & G. Steinem (Eds.), The reader’s companion to U.S. women’s history (pp. 327-30). New York: Houghton Mifflin.

    Kennedy, P. (2007). The first man-made man: The story of two sex changes, one love affair, and a twentieth-century medical revolution. New York: Bloomsbury.

    Rubin, H. (2006). The logic of treatment. In S. Stryker and S. Whittle (Eds.), The transgender studies reader (pp. 482-98). New York: Routledge.

    Meyerowitz, J. (2002). How sex changed:  A  history of transsexuality in the United States. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    Stryker, S. (1994). My words to Victor Frankenstein above the village of Chamounix: Performing transgender rage. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 1 (3), 237-54.

    Stryker, S. (2000). Introduction. In Christine Jorgensen, Christine Jorgensen: A personal autobiography (pp. v-xiii). San Francisco: Cleis Press.

    Stryker, S. (2008). Transgender history. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press

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    Family Episode

    Family Episode

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    My Child is Transgender...Now What?

    My Child is Transgender...Now What?


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    2. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1744-6171.2010.00246.x

    3. http://transpulseproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Impacts-of-Strong-Parental-Support-for-Trans-Youth-vFINAL.pdf

    4. https://www.pride.com/transgender/2015/6/22/6-things-expect-when-you-start-hormones

    5. https://www.transgenderhub.com/transgender-hormone-replacement-therapy-hrt-guide-101-oestrogen-testosterone/

    6. https://www.businessinsider.com/sex-transition-plastic-surgery-statistics-2017-5

    7. https://www.familyeducation.com/life/gender-differences/6-tips-understanding-raising-transgender-child

    8. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/a-parents-guide-to-supporting-transgender-youth_b_5915beaae4b02d6199b2ee3f

    9. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/when-your-adult-child-breaks-your-heart/201703/strategies-supporting-transgender-child

    10. https://www.nextavenue.org/support-transgender-child-or-grandchild/

    11. https://www.hrc.org/resources/transgender-children-and-youth-talking-to-grandparents-and-other-adult-fami

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    Research with Dr. Meacham

    Research with Dr. Meacham

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    American Psychological Association (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi:org/10.1037/0000165-000

    American College Health Association. (2018). American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II: Reference Group Executive Summary Fall 2018. American College Health Association. https://www.acha.org/documents/ncha/NCHA-II_Fall_2018_Reference_Group_Executive_Summary.pdf

    American College Health Association. (2019). American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II: Reference Group Executive Summary Spring 2019. American College Health Association. https://dev.acha.org/documents/ncha/NCHA-II_SPRING_2019_US_REFERENCE_GROUP_EXECUTIVE_SUMMARY.pdf

    Meacham, R. W. (2020). College Adjustment Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students. (Doctoral dissertation). http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/cgi/users/home?screen=EPrint::View&eprintid=38761

    Smedley, B., Myers, H., & Harrell, S. (1993). Minority-status stresses and the college adjustment of ethnic minority freshmen. The Journal of Higher Education, 64(4), 434-452. https://doi.org/10.2307/2960051

    Testa, R. J., Habarth, J., Peta, J., Balsam, K., & Bockting, W. (2015). Development of the Gender Minority Stress and Resilience Measure. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(1),65-77. https://doi.org/10/1037/sg0000081

    Gonyea, R. M., Graham, P., Hurtado, S., & Fernandez, S. (2015). The relationship of on-campus living with student-engagement. http://nsse.indiana.edu/pdf/presentations


    Jaroszewski, S., Lottridge, D., Haimon, O. L., & Quehl, K. (2018, April). “Genderfluid” or “Attack Helicopter”: Responsible HCI practice with non-binary gender variation in online communities. CHI ’18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 307, Montreal, CA. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173881

    Friedman, D. (2019, June 21). More people than ever say they support trans rights. But do they support the policies? Mother Jones. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/06/


    Chang, S. H. & Leets, C. Jr. (2018). Introduction. In J. C. Garvey, S. H. Chang, Z. Nicolazzo, and R. Jackson (Eds.). Trans* policies & experiences in housing & residence life. Stylus.

    Garvey, J. C., Chang, S. H., Nicolazzo, Z, & Jackson, R. (Eds.). (2018). Trans* policies & experiences in housing & residence life. Stylus.

    Herman, J. L. (2013). Gendered restrooms and minority stress: The public regulation of gender and its impact on transgender people’s lives. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 19, 65-80. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Herman-Gendered-Restrooms-and-Minority-Stress-June-2013.pdf

    Nicolazzo, Z (2017). Trans* in college: Transgender students’ strategies for navigating campus life and the institutional politics of inclusion. Stylus.

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