"Why are you crying? You got what you wanted!": Psychosocial experiences of sex reassignment surgery

Chaplin, Belinda (2016) "Why are you crying? You got what you wanted!": Psychosocial experiences of sex reassignment surgery. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Little is known about the psychosocial needs of trans individuals as they make the surgical transition to their preferred gender. This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of 14 Australian trans men and women, aged between 25 and 78 who had undergone sex reassignment surgery to determine if their needs were met. The key findings suggest that while the surgery met their personal needs, there are inconsistencies in the level of care and support provided at the medical level throughout the transition process. In legal terms, the complex legislative framework does little but increase the psychosocial burden of Australian trans people.

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ID Code: 94085
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Cox, Leonie & Campbell, Christina
Keywords: embodiment, sex reassignment surgery, narrative inquiry, social constructionism, transgender, transsexual, visual methodologies, gender dysphoria, psychosocial, qualitative research
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2016 06:40
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 06:40

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