Community-wide transgender stigma reduction strategies: A grounded theory
Methods: Using a grounded theory approach, results of this research will emerge organically through interviews with the transgender community sharing their lived experiences of stigma and discrimination and what they would like to see done in their communities to combat these. The study involves 60-90 minute one-on-one interviews based in grounded theory conducted with transgender-identifying men and women. This approach increases the rigor of the data by reducing researchers’ preconceived ideas of what stigma-reduction interventions should look like.
Results: Interviews scheduled through April 2015, with analysis conducted thereafter. Results are forthcoming and will be used to propose stigma reduction programs and interventions for transgender communities.
Conclusions: Community-wide stigma reduction interventions proposed by transgender persons are urgently needed in order to alleviate the adverse health outcomes of minority stress and discrimination.
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss promising solutions to addressing stigma community-wide as envisioned by the transgender population. Describe the experience of stigma and discrimination as reported by members of Seattle’s transgender population.
Keyword(s): Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Master's of Public Health student in the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Program at University of Washington School of Public Health. My research focuses on health disparities in marginalized populations, with an emphasis on local, national, and global transgender health. I am the principal investigator of this research, conceptualized the analysis, and wrote the abstract.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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