Latino transgender asylum seekers in the US: Documenting a history of social exclusion, sexual violence, and resulting post-traumatic stress disorder
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Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify types of physical and sexual violence experienced by Latino transgender asylum applicants. Describe performance on mental health assessments by transgender asylum seekers based on past experience of physical and sexual violence. Formulate recommendations for public health practitioners in tailoring mental health interventions for this population.
Keyword(s): Sexual Assault, Mental Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract author because I have conducted and published qualitative research with vulnerable populations. I have been a past and current PI of qualitative research projects focusing with a young adult populations. Among my scientific interests is the exploration of LGBT health issues, particularly in young adults.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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