Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

A Resource for the Transgender Community

Book - 2014
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"Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (TBTS) will be the go-to resource for transgender populations, covering health, cultural and social questions, history, theory, legal issues, and more. It is a place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, educators, counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life. It is intended to become the ultimate commercial resource (approx 500 pp.) on trans health and development for trans populations, serving much the same role as Our Bodies, Ourselves, which is now published for women worldwide"-- Provided by publisher.
"There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780199325351
0199325359
Call Number: TEEN 306.768 TRAN
306.768 T6867
Characteristics: xxi, 649 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

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A comprehensive guide to transgender issues and resources written for and by trans and gender non-conforming authors. Personal stories are presented throughout the book to weave together the diverse voices of the trans community.

Chapters address issues including employment, medical and surgical transition, religion, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, many more.

Chapters address issues including employment, medical and surgical transition, religion, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, many more.


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