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Working with Transgender people is a difficult research. However, many researchers have done a variety of research on these people. Some have used the probability sampling methods while others have used the non-probability sampling methods and some have used mixed methods. In this regard, which sampling method would be best for the study of Transgender migration or the study of suicidal behaviour of Transgender population?
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Desde el enfoque cualitativo, para el abordaje de estudios con población transgénero es pertinente El muestreo en cadena o bola de nieve: se orienta a la comprensión de realidades culturales o personales en el anonimato por las condiciones de marginalidad del orden social o culturales. La clave esta en encontrar un caso perteneciente al grupo objeto de estudio y este lleva al siguiente Patton (1988), en Sandoval (2002).
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I'd like to ask if any of you can recommend any reading on gender bias in psychological diagnosis. I'm interested in a broad approach to gender - i.e., publications that go beyond the binary division between male and female genders. The issue is quite decently described in terms of differences in diagnoses depending on whether the symptoms are manifested by women or men, but I cannot find any interesting research on the diagnosis/ misdiagnosis of mental disorders for people who identify as, for example, non-binary or transgender. I'd be grateful for any help!
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Sex and gender are two different things. You seem to be conflating them. Sex refers to external reproductive organs usually at birth; gender refers to behavior (masculine/feminine/ gender non-conforming mixtures). Expression of gender identity is a gender behavior but is only meaningful if it refers to previous gender behavior. I do not use the term gender identity for 3 reasons. (1) for a long time "gender identity disorder" was a term used to pathologies transgender people. (2) The term identity in this context is derived from the psychodynamic tradition of Freud and Erikson which has no scientific basis. (3) Identity cannot be operationalized for science because it refers to phenomena that are not observable. Please do not use it. There are some people who mix their gender behaviors who have other problems like depression but this is usually recognized as a secondary cooccurence. The depression is referred to as reactive depression because it is not organic but is a result of rejection by others. Providers who treat such people will typically treat social problems associated with their gender behavior category indicate that if the gender problems are solved through counseling or medical treatment, then the depression goes away.
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For my research paper, I wish to analyse representation of sexual minorities in advertisements. The total number of ads that meet the criteria for my paper is 35. Out of 35, I want to find the percentage of ads with transgender representation, the percentage of ads with gay representation, and so on.
I have never done quantitative analysis for a research paper. Please suggest me a tool/method that can help me with this kind of data analysis.
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Your enumerated size of 35 observations, should not be called the sample size. Since the population of relevant adverts are unknown, the results cannot be generalized. You may use descriptive statistics which will be based on n=35 observations.
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suggest latest research materials and books on transgender physiology
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Section vi a : chapter on the Transgender Endocrinology in the text book of WILLIAMS TEXTBOOK OF ENDOCRINOLOGY. Edition 20. Publishers : Elselveier Health.
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I would like to find articles related to teenagers' attitudes, prejudices and thoughts towards trans people. In this way, I would prefer articles that measure transphobia in the adolescent population. I am indifferent to the country of the study, I just want it to be in English.
Thank you very much for your help.
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Dear Martin, You can conduct a survey study in South ASIA. Then you will get a clear picture.
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Does a transgender woman retain the rights she had before transitioning?*
Born in a boy’s body, Erica believed that despite appearances, she was a girl. As a teenager her family supported her in living as a girl and in undergoing treatment, including gender reallocation surgery, aimed at facilitating her life as the woman she believed herself to be. However, before the surgical part of the transitioning process took place, Erica had a sperm sample frozen, so that, in time, she could enlist a surrogate to allow her to become the mother of a child created using her genes.
When Erica died in a traffic accident, the authorities who were storing the sperm she had frozen, decided to destroy it. As a result, a legal dispute ensued between them and her parents who had hoped, with the help of a surrogate, to honour Erica’s wish to be a mother one day, by arranging for her child (their grandchild) to be created and born. Do Erica’s parents have the right to use the sperm frozen by the man she used to be, in this way, which presupposes that after transitioning into a woman, Erica retained all the rights that had she had possessed as William, whose life as a man, she had rejected?
* On 25th August 2020, the BBC News pages online carried a sad story that closely resembled this imagined story. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-53889359
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Surely this is entirely dependant on the legal situation (where I am not an expert). I believe that generally, the right to use stored gametes must be explicitly granted to a person, by the person whose gametes they are, in order for them to be used, generally at the time of storage.
If this right had been granted to the woman's parents, prior to her death, then there should be no difficulty. If it had not, then they should likely be destroyed.
So I'm not sure if this is so much an ethical question, so much as a legal one. I feel it is a straw man argument that it has anything to do with gender. It would not be different if it were a cisgender man storing sperm, or a cisgender woman storing oocytes, or a trans man storing oocytes.
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Hi researchers,
I am currently working on my dissertation about fashion, and the difficulty that many transgender women find while searching for comfortable clothing during their coming out and transitioning period.
I need to collect data from my survey questionnaire available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y6DV57.
I am not having much luck with respondents.
Does anyone have any ideas as to where else I could post it? Currently it is on Redditt, Facebook.
Time is running out fast!
Thank you and kind regards.
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Dear Alice,
Yes I totally agree!
I know it may be a bit of a challenge for an undergraduate student, but I am really looking forward to the challenge.
I am only allowed to work with my supervisor who is supporting this project.
Being as this will count towards my degree I need to work mostly independently on this, they are only there to guide me.
Thank you for your advise on the questions. I will take a look at rewording them and making the survey shorter.
Kind regards,
Suzanne
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Is there any valid and reliable questionnaire to study quality of life specifically in transgenders? If yes, share the link please
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Voice-related QoL describes the impact that the perception of one’s own voice (femininity and masculinity) and its impact on the QoL of the individual.
Sex-related QoL is a state of social, physical and mental wellbeing related to sexual life.
Body image-related QoL originates from the impression that experiencing a positive body image is linked with more satisfactory relationships, sexuality, improved well-being and overall general QoL
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hi Learned Dears. i am bit confused I have some large data collected through interview schedule using snowball sampling consisting on 3 open ended Questions. its About public perceptions regarding transgenders' sexuality. data is round about 200 participants. can anyone please guide me about appropriate Research methodology technique(s).. the problem confusing me is the sample size and unavailability of sampling frame.
hoping valuable guidance/suggestions
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You should not be having such a large sample size in qualitative research. The data overload will kill your study. Qualitative is 'deep' not 'broad' . Hence smaller sample but deeper questions.
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I would like to know about the tools that could be utilized to explore health care access barrier of trans population in low and middle income settings
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You could use any gender-related tools and tailor/engender them to suit you targeted group, without necessarily reinventing the wheel.
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My academic research project is on family relationships with a close alcoholic family (on perception of the harmful alcohol use, grief, social support). Please complete this confidential 15-minute survey if this sounds like you. Thank you so much! https://mtsu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bykCGwMPY5GEAvP
Do you have a close family member that is an alcoholic?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Do_you_have_a_close_family_member_that_is_an_alcoholic [accessed May 31, 2017].
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I'm looking for best options for asking the gender question in a survey. The survey is part of a training evaluation, which is not specifically related to gender/sex/orientation/etc. issues. BAsically, its just one of a series of brief demographic questions to ensure we've captured those variables in our evaluation. When I search for options, I am mainly coming across research that is concerned with analysing impacts related to sexual or gender minority populations. Our purpose is just to make sure we are being inclusive by not simply asking the question in the binary way, which is limiting. Any insight you can provide would be much appreciated!
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My suggestion will be to go for the literature review of the works done previously, based on the requirement of your study/research. And your concern is highly appreciated.
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Over the last several decades, the increasing global attention to issues of human rights for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and other sexual minorities has focused on the intrinsic value of those rights from a social, cultural, and ethical perspective. Recognizing those rights represents a commitment to equality for a stigmatized group of people and to guaranteeing universal freedoms for those individuals. Enacting those rights to achieve equality means working to end discrimination and violence against LGBT people. The need for attention is clear: human rights agencies and scholars from around the world have documented violations of human rights, finding discrimination, family rejection, violence, imprisonment, and other forms of exclusion faced by LGBT people in every country studied.
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Interesting
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Would anyone suggest me how to measure Social Exclusion based on deprived group ( ethnic group, caste ,Dalit, transgender etc ) in South East Asian context.
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Hi there Shahidul, hope this article can help you to solve your problem , at least I think it might be helpful in the correct way of treating your data. Greetings.
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Is anyone aware of papers or studies that fit this description? With media personalities like Kalvin Garrah and Blair White gaining popularity by the day, I am constantly curious as to whether anyone has undertaken this task. For those unaware, transmedicalism is the term used to describe a person (usually transgender men) who believes transgender people must have diagnosed gender dysphoria in order to be trans, must undergo (or wish to undergo) hormone therapy and surgeries, and subscribes to a strict binary view of gender. I would also be interested in any research regarding gatekeeping in the queer community in general, but anything with this specific focus would be fascinating to read.
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As a daily routine, every physician has to assess patients risks (CVE, GI bleeding, CKD, fractures etc) and benefits. Current gender policy trends will inevitably result in transgender patients entering everyone's practice. What is state-of-art in assessing risks for these subjects? and what can a primary care physician advise to such patients?
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On clinical chemistry, unless they are taking sex change drugs, it seems like you would want to use the normal range for their sex at birth. As the simplest example, HGB, HCT ranges & actions differ depending on whether someone has periods.
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I'm looking for a researchers who are working or had worked with the transgender adolescent and family therapy processes.
Tranks.
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Hello fellow scholars, I would like assistance with a Chi-square analysis dealing with two independent groups. In one research article I was reading, the researcher was studying US attitudes towards transgender individuals using a specific survey and how their results compare to responses from a different study using the same survey (this time in Sweden). They said that their response frequencies from this survey will be comparable to attitudes in Sweden- in that both surveys will be mostly positive. This was measured using a chi-squared comparing the frequency of responses between this study and those obtained for questions on the Landén and Innala’s (2000) Attitudes Toward Transgender National Survey. Link to study by Kooy (2010):
The researcher was able to get this result: X² (2, n = 126) = 45.56, p < .001, φc = 0.43 for the following question: Transgender persons should have the opportunity to change their name
Numbers can be found for both studies when observing Table 4 in the results section of the linked study. I cannot understand how the researcher came to this conclusion? I've tried using an online Chi-square calculator and keep getting X²= 40.8049. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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I guess you are interested in knowing if the difference in the 'yes' responses is significant with the rest. There are two ways of doing it, and both involve using Chi-Sq for a Goodness-of-Fit Test. You have to challenge the null hypothesis of having equal proportions. The first option is using the 3 categories. Then you get a point-estimate chi-square of 201 with 2 DF, which has a p-value of almost 0 (0.0000000....). The second option is similar. You have to cumulate all responses that are different than 'yes' in one group, so you have only two categories, the one you are interested in ('yes') and the other one. There are two reasons for doing it. One is that in this case you have only 3 responses in the 'No' category, so chi-square does not work well with counts<5. The other one is that by doing this you are more sure that when you get a significant result (p-value<0.05), it is driven by the answer (category) you are interested in. So, in this case, we get for 'yes' 117 responses, and for the rest 9. It gives us an observed Chi-square of 92.57 with 1 DF, which has a similar result (p-value-->0). I know that looking at the numbers, just with the first option, it was quite clear that the result was driven by the 'yes' category. Nevertheless, you have to take into account that this test is just telling you that if you can assume equal proportions or not based on a sample, and you will not always have such clear data to assess categories.
If you are performing a two-way table, you are just checking if both studies are different or not. Honestly, I do not see the point in doing this in this case. Nevertheless, if you run this test, you get almost the same results if you cumulate or not. In both cases, we obtain a chi-square around 41 with 2 DF, 41.172 / 41.141 (not cum/cum). But, let me insist, this is only telling you there is a difference between the two studies.
If we test the data of the old study for equal proportions, we get Chi-Sq=51.79 with 1 DF (cum data), which has a p-value--->0. There is still a very significant difference in the 'yes' responses. In my opinion, this is the point. At the end of the day, the conclusion of both studies is the same.
All the best.
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I am an undergrad writing a research paper about transmasculine and masculine lesbian identity in Thailand. Specifically, I am looking for new, accessible, English texts about tom and tom gay people, any surgeries or hormonal intervention, or self-perceptions of these groups; I will attach my references thus far. Not listed is Jai Arun Ravine's research/documentary, of which I am aware, but was unable to attain a copy of either. My focus is Thailand simply due to the wealth of information available and Megan Sinnott's detailed study of toms and dees, but any information about surrounding cultures is also appreciated. Formal academic research is preferred, but if anyone has links to websites or helpful books, etc, those are also welcome.
Thank you for reading!
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This is a non starter question on researchgate
It is primarily male heterosexual types doing sciences and think feminism is obscene.
Really obscene!!
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What determines gender?
-Chromosomes
-presence or absence of SRY gene
-Physical appearance of genitalia
-Body shape
-Childhood designation and upbringing
-Hormonal profile`
-Self perception
-social designation
-type of partner
clothing choice?
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Your biological sex is in most cases clear at birth. Your psychological test you can test you yourself with the test we used in these papers. If you are a woman but have a masculine gender IT DOES NOT MEAN that you shall change your biological sex, it mean that you have a broader sense of being and can be pleased. Also for men vise verse.
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What about transgender voices?
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I do not think that the acoustical signature of genders is one -to-one and for example you can try in your DL/ML/AI based classifier that you will have outliers for the transgender case. try it and then do let me know. Speech recognition needs to be used carefully with zero false rate alarms to be useful otherwise it is the same situation in medical emergency rooms where the wrong diagnostics creates worse problems..Wrong Diagnosis is a serious mistake with serious ramifications ..
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Hello everyone,
Nowadays there is much going on about LGBT+. Sensibility concerning gender and sexual orientation are on the ride. I would like to ask you how you deal with gender while collecting data through online questionnaire.
Are you asking biological gender at birth?
Are you giving as options male/female/other/not declare?
Are you giving as options male/female/not binary?
Can anyone suggest a better way?
And what about methodology? Are you including in the analysis? I recently collected a sample of around 5000 cases for a researc about mental health. Only about 20 claimed themselves as "else". How would you deal with it?
Excluding them from your analysis?
Including even if the sample is definitely not consistent enough?
Thanks in advance. Any input is very much welcome!
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I include both sex and gender. It is important to acknowledge sense of self and biology as both contribute to how one interacts with their environment. As Ladan Rahbari stated it is important to provide as many options as possible including "other" or "prefer not to say". I think it is important to present all data collected for a study so long as their responses are complete. In this case I would present the data from the 20 participants who chose not to identify their sex or gender as a separate category. If these responses differ significantly from those who did identify it could make for an interesting discussion in any publication or presentation you disseminate. Discussion points could include confusion, shame or self-prejudice based on ones sex or gender identity that would cause someone to not want to divulge that information in a study.
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I encounter difficulty in getting the sense of transgender. If it is feeling how does it develop? If it is desire what motivates it? It is important that I should have knowledge on this phenomena to work with my brothers and sisters who are in this category. Furthermore I want to understand why this group seems to be unpopular.
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Taking it from my research and publications, transgender is deep sense of belonging to particular gender expression. It is not a feeling or desire but sense - arising id early childhood
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Hoping to find research in the experiences of transgender people in maternity care. Hoping to identify barriers and improve future practice
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My pleasure. I look forward to seeing how your work progresses, as fertility is one of the issues I'm quite interested in. I'll be sure to follow you.
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The community-based participatory research project is nearing the data analysis stage and i was wandering if people would have suggestions for how to manage this process.
Background
1. There are four diverse groups of peer researchers, young people, sex workers, transgender and village;
2. Two interviews were conducted per research participant;
3. These interviews have been transcribed and translated, and we have discussed the contents of each transcript informally throughout the data collection process;
4. We have two formal days to undertake a data analysis workshop.
MY QUESTIONS
- What background preparation would you ask the peer researchers to do before the formal data analysis workshop?
- Would you run the data analysis workshops separately for each of the 4 community groups and why?
- Do you have any other suggestions for this data analysis phase?
Terimah Kasih Jamee
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Thanks all. Yes qualitative data was conducted by 13 peer researchers in semi-structured interviews and I will be facilitating the joint meaning making data analysis workshop.
The peer researchers were recruited from transgender, sex worker and youth communities and are really diverse in terms of language spoken (Indonesian, Javanese, English), religious background, education, age, gender, sexuality etc. The research is exploring sexual and reproductive health priorities and barriers using a cultural and gender approach, but the data analysis workshop will (It think) at first have to be more pragmatic and thematic focused.
I have asked all peer researchers to think about the key findings in their own transcripts and then hope we can work through this over 2 days in our data analysis workshop.
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Androgen excess can be from external administration, but can also be as a result of a biological condition.
Testosterone has multiple positive effects on muscle
Should athletes with a biological 'excess' [ above the normal range for women] of testosterone/androgen be allowed to compete in a woman's race?
What are their rights and what are the rights of the other competitors and how do we balance them?
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I'm looking for a couple of questionnaires:
1. Knowledge about Transgenders/Transsexuals
2. Self-Efficacy in dealing with Transgenders/Transsexuals patients
If anyone has any information on this, kindly let me know! :)
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I have a paper I worked on during my undergraduate time that is about transgender rights in prison, and I was working with my professor at the time to publish it. However, I have not heard back from her in sometime, and I still would like to submit it to an Academic Journal. It was written in APA style format, and I would like to not change that. Are there any good journals or publications?
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Patience
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you can choose the journal according to your work from the below links
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This is a slightly controversial question, however I can't seem to find much on the issue. I am currently conducting a study which aims to look at the differences between males and females. However, I have had a couple of transgender people take part in the study. The study involves peer ratings of these participants in video clips. Ethically and morally I would like to group these individuals into the gender categories they define themselves as, i.e. if they define as male then they are male. However, could this bias my results at all when I'm specifically examining males and females as the IV? Is there any way around this? Has anyone else had a similar issue? Are there any papers that discuss this? I don't want to exclude anyone from the study as this is not representative.
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That's a great answer Ara, thank you.
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I am studying on a research of Transgender immigration. I want to apply some effective models for analysis my research.
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Thanks, I am going through your proposal. Keep in touch.
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For my knowledge I need to know above data
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7.5 billion total population as per some estimate.
Roughly, half of this will be male, half female.
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hello, I'm a plastic surgeon dedicated to transgender topsurgery, can you explain me how can I joint this project and how can I add my publications about this argument so I can share informations and actualities and receive others
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I suggest you contact Dr. Eli Coleman as he is the lead
He should be able to direct you.
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I am still collecting survey tools used by researchers who have used in studies of transgender men and women. The tools will be used to inform the development of a new survey tool that may be added to CDC's National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) survey set. If you are willing to share your survey tool (and have not already done so) please do so.
All the best,
Stephen 
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I follow the question
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Cross-gender hormone therapy is widely used for transgender individuals’ transition. Do you think it’s possible to use epigenetic regulation for hormones synthesis for this purpose? What would be the mechanism? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
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Hi Mariia,
For a naturally occurring perspective, there is fascinating research on the effects of early life stress on epigenetic changes in the HPA axis, and it is hard to imagine similar changes are not occurring in the HPG axis as well, but this has not been studied extensively. It would be interesting if someone would look into this.
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I am conducting a qualitative study to understand the phenomenon of suicide among transgender persons. As part of it, I have conducted about 20 interviews which are audio recorded and then transcribed. I need to analyse the same. please suggest a good and free software
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I believe you can get a free 14 day trial of NVivo if the institution you are working out of doesn't already subscribe to that software. It is easy to use, a lot of various institutions subscribe and use it, and it will support audio files.
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There are some discovered morphological differences between cis- and transgender individuals’ brain, as noted here:
and here:
Are there any genes found that are typical for transgender individuals?
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To this day, a convincing candidate gene has not been identified. The gene for androgen receptor is an attractive candidate gene to investigate, also the CYP 19 (aromatase) polymorphism and ER (estrogen receptor) polymorphism.
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I am looking for estimates of transgender people in different countries. For example female gender identity in natal males in the general population? and vice versa for natal females?
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Transgender is a much broader concept than cross-gender identification.
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I need help finding articles for my topic
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I would recommend searching within the International Journal of Transgenderism and the Transgender Studies Quarterly. Additionally, a quick search of 'transgender rural' in Google turned up a number of good articles to start your search, such as:
  • "Trans broken arm": Health care stories from transgender people in rural areas. 2016. Knutson et al. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, 7, 30-46.
  • ‘You aren’t from around here’: race, masculinity, and rural transgender men. 2016. Abelson. Gender, Place, and Culture, 23 (11), 1535-1546.
  • LGBT students in rural and small towns. GLSEN. 
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Over the years much of the research on domestic violence has looked at male abuse of a female partner, but more recently researchers have been looking at female abuse of male partners and the abuse within the LGBTIQ community. However, the discourse about gender inequality is strong. What are your views and why?
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In my anecdotal experience it is about male (or sometimes female where the dv is female on male or female on female) anger, and the venting of that anger at home on the weaker party. That anger builds up for all sorts of reasons, some already mentioned, which is often about male perceptions of role, power, injustice etc, then it is expressed violently. To quote a female colleague about dv "It was like I had become the enemy". The perpetrator in this case greatly benefited from anger management and went on to take up a new socially valuable role and to stop the dv although the relationship broke down (although my friend feels safe around him now, physically). Often there is not a good outcome though and patterns are repeated. Nothing in the above should be seen in any way as a moral justification of male abuse, but understanding can lead to solutions. In the end the perpetrator has to accept responsibility even though he may have had difficulties and injustices in his life or indeed been abused himself. It is about separating out determinants and moral responsibility.
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If any one have stigma assesssment tool for MSM, sex workers drug users and transgender? not related to HIV. I need questionniers related to these behaviours - not relted to HIV,. Appreciate your partnership to find articles Janaki Vidanapathirana
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I am still not certain what exactly you are looking for in terms of transgender, but there was an interesting Dutch study done about the "success" of transsexual surgeries in which they assessed their case studies in terms of perceptions of "regret" or the lack thereof. Not sure how you are using the concept of "stigma" here, as I think we are coming from different disciplines. Do you have an abstract for the study that you could send me?
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Many bisexual people don't include themselves online in LGBTQ online groups because of the stigma they face and avoid visibility elsewhere (e.g. women's groups) because of fear of biphobia. What techniques do you employ to research this hidden population? 
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We had the idea to contact LGBTQ organizations, and ask their help for 1) recruiting, but also for 2) write an informing/recruiter text that would be the most friendly, most proper to motivate bisexual women. 
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Confidentiality is best preserved in a face to face consultation or through a process that involves study participants. Texting someone else diagnosis raises ethical concerns, even if the affected patient is an intimate sexual partner. Preserving medical secrecy is a requirement for heath workers who are taking care of a patient. Therefore, what information is made available to the partner in the text message?  At what step the intimate sexual partner becomes part of the study population? 
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It is very possible that I did not correctly understand the question so I have to beg pardon if my following words are falling the real signification of the question. If it would means the possibility to acquire  informations to be used in a research or in a medical anamnestic investigation by a third person, even he/she could have a very intimate relationship as in case of a sexual partner, where in any case the full reciprocal knowledge is not necessarily so sure, the received informations always deal reported data, whose exactness would depend on  a real true communication to the referring partner and on his/her real full understanding of what communicated, and consequently informations of doubtful usefulness in the two above hypothesized conditions. With all my  humble apologies in case of my rough misunderstanding.   
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India has many sections who belongs disadvantaged and deprived group or at margins due to any other reason. In this case I focus area to do research on inclusion of transgender children and persons education rights and possibility of inclusion  in the Indian classrooms and mainstream society. 
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Well its totally possible, question is whether its wanted
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There are so few measurements for transgender relevant gender dysphoria and/or gender identity.  Specifically, I am looking for both scales that can accurately measure how an individual who may be questioning their gender identifies and at what level they may be experiencing dysphoria and also scales that can examine these issues at different phases during transition.  If nothing exists, I would like to work with interested researches to create them.
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Hey Angus,
Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis and Madeleine S.C.Wallien (2008). Psychosexual outcome of gender-dysphoric children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47 (12), 1413-23, DOI: 10.1097/CHI.0b013e31818956b9 provides several scales, both for adults and children. Interestingly, they do also provide a questionnaire for parents. 
Their follow-up study, Thomas D. Steensma, Roeline Biemond, Fijgje de Boer and Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis (2011). Desisting and persisting gender dysphoria after childhood: A qualitative follow-up study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry16(4), 499-516, DOI: 10.1177/1359104510378303, provide a series of key biological, psychological and social elements for understanding the persisting/ desisting transitioning process of gender dysphoric children.
I am transgender and I am interested to work with you on creating a new scale!
It would be great if we could have some experienced clinician(s) working with transgender people on board as well as research group members from different cultural/ethnical backgrounds.
Best,
Anne Elfje Fluijt
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Dear Katz, if you want a new partner from a universty of different country for this project I am willing to be a partner. 
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Thank you for polite message. I am looking forward good news from you and good luck on your project. You can write me on eakin@cu.edu.tr 
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I am interested in for example reviews, causality, comorbidity and social/psychological factors. Anything to get some insight in state of the art research and important literature! 
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Hi Jacob, maybe this one is also interesting for you:
Bao AM, Swaab DF (2011). Sexual differentiation of the human brain: relation to gender identity, sexual orientation and neuropsychiatric disorders. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2011 Apr;32(2):214-26. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2011.02.007. Epub 2011 Feb 18.
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Although transgender refugees can tentatively claim asylum based on various reasons, including political reasons or their membership of a particular social group, for example, in many instances this is very complicated if not impossible in contexts where UNHCR's guidance and interpretation of the Convention does not apply. In addition, within the complexity of the 'trans' gender, many individuals choose or are forced to not undertake any physical transformation, making their claim and justification much more complicated. 
In this sense, I wonder whether this concept could also apply to the reality of these refugees.
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Well, given that Betts is now looking at the issue of forced migration from a contemporary perspective, it seems reasonable to believe that "survival migration" in the changed and "updated" meaning of the word could also apply to transgender refugees - however only if those transgender individuals are persecuted or rejected by their governments due to the nature of who they are, ie for gender or sexual reasons rather than political reasons where I don't see why transgender refugees should be singled out from the rest of the poor and unfortunate refugees.. That would be reversed PC ism in an ironical sense of the concept (rather than word) 
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Looking to understand general chances of desistance vs. persistance, transitioning, particularly in natal females. 
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This important dutch study could be very useful. 
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What are considered leading theories and practices associated with prepubescent gender identity disorder?
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Hi there! This special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality could be very useful. See link attached.
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Hello all. I am after research with a particular interest in male to female transgender and breast feeding.
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Joy Noel-Weiss is a retired La Leche League Leader, an RN and IBCLC, and an assistant professor at the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, in Canada. Her nursing background includes working with families in community and hospital to provide postpartum and breastfeeding support. Professor Noel-Weiss has researched newborn weight loss, self-efficacy and breastfeeding, and ethical dilemmas among lactation consultants. Joy collaborated with Trevor MacDonald to lead a team from community to complete a research study that explored transmasculine individuals experiences with pregnancy, birth, and infant feeding.
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I'm a psychotherapy consultant at a large military hospital. My primary responsibility is to support the use of Evidence-Based Practices through the provision of clinical supervision/consultation and support.With the recent DoD-wide ruling that transgender service members may now serve openly in the military, a therapist has asked me for an EBP group manual to use with patients in the Behavioral Health Clinic. They may be a range of ages, active duty or retired, at any point in the transition process.
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So many articles! Thank you so much! 
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I am currently involved in Transpeople Research. But I could not find any article that focuses on their KAP about Mental Illness. Can you help me find one?
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I'm especially interested in scholarly research in transgender pre-pubescent in-school & health services, female to male transitions as middle aged persons, nursing education for working with LGBTQ patients.
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Thanks so much for alerting us to the new journal's first issue, Thomas! This will certainly be a great resource -- and, I hope, will draw more attention to this important research.
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Caitlyn Jenner has embraced a Transgendered ID, while Racheal Dolezal has embraced a Transracial ID. Both identities have a legacy of nonacceptance in Western society. What is the academic and social discourse surrounding these two people/events, and the topics they have represented in the media?
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I'm unaware of any academic work on either of these figures, likely because they have both come to public attention only relatively recently. I think the appended file could be useful to you in thinking through comparing these identifications, though. It's a piece by Squires and Brouwer that compares what it means to pass racially and in terms of gender. It's not a perfect parallel to your question because the figures they discuss were trans men who passed as cis and a black person who passed as white. But it might be a good starting point for your thinking.
Citation:
Squires, C. R., & Brouwer, D. C. (2002). In/discernible bodies: The politics of passing in dominant and marginal media. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 19(3), 283–310.
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Hello,
are you aware of any Guidelines/Manuals/Information which take into account the needs or the special circumstances of Lesbians/Gays/Bisexuals/Transgender/ queers* when they experience highly stressful situations such as domestic violence or homelessness?
I am looking especially for something aimed at first responders (e.g. Crisis hotline).
Thank you!
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HI, I would look for Tertiary Prevention and Intervention for LGBTQ Youth in this article: Fisher, E. S., Komosa-Hawkins, K., Saldaña, E., Thomas, G. M., Hsiao, C., Rauld, M., & Miller, D. (2008). Promoting school success for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning students: Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and intervention strategies. The California School Psychologist, 13(1),85-88. It might offer you insights into evidence based practice for LGBTQ in stressful situation. More specifically, have a look at this article: Ferguson, K. M., & Maccio, E. M. (2015). Promising Programs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Runaway and Homeless Youth. Journal of Social Service Research, 41(5), 659-683.
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I am interested in understanding the cognitive conflict in transgender individuals for a study I am working on. Unfortunately, I hardly could find any article. So, I would like to know if any research has been conducted on this topic, if so to share the details of the study titles/blog/research websites. Your input is considered highly valuable. 
Thanks in advance! 
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Kindly got through the article
An Overview of Depression among Transgender Women available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3972927/
Also check
Transgender Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Clinical Considerations and Applications in PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 46(1):21-29 · FEBRUARY 2015
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I am collecting survey tools used by researchers who have used them to study transgender men and women. If you are willing to share your survey tool with me (and have not already done so) please do so.
All the best,
Stephen 
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Your question is not clear - are you asking for how to ask the question about whether or not someone is transgender? Or are you interested in something other factor? There are many studies that look at depression, suicidality, community connectedness, etc., so if you could specify what type of tool you are looking at, that would be helpful. If you are looking how to best identify transgender people, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law along with other collaborators have written a report about it (Here: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/research/census-lgbt-demographics-studies/geniuss-report-sept-2014/) . I hope that helps.
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Hi All,
I am exploring mental health throughout the gender transition process and am wanting to know if anyone has seen any good articles relating to dynamics in the therapeutic relationship between gender dysphoric individuals and their mental health practitioner?
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Mikaela
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Hi Mikaela,
You might also find these useful:
Speer S, McPhillips R. Patients’ perspectives on psychiatric consultations in the Gender Identity Clinic. Patient Educ Couns 2013, 91:385-391.
Poteat T, German D, Kerrigan D. Managing uncertainty: A grounded theory of stigma in transgender health care encounters. Soc Sci Med 2013, 84:22-29.
Cheers,
Damien
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I wish to work towards a minor, possibly more, or transgender issues. My location and commitment at this time does not give me the freedom to attend other institutions so I'm searching for reputable online classes. Any recommendations or suggestions are appreciated.
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Good luck to you Sherri, we need motivated, knowledgable and transpositive people in all transoriented organisations I know of. 
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I want to see investigate transgender experiences in accessing services in Barbados. I would like to use time focus questions and need to get more information on Life chart interview methodology. Can any one assist me with this please?
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Hi,
Our study  on alienation might help.
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Dacakis and Davies 2012
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Hi Barbara,
Have you read their follow-up paper? I believe it gives you the information you are looking for.
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Dear All,
I am interested in working on the topic of financial exclusion of Transgender. I need some literature for the same. Can anyone suggest me good articles or links for the said study from any country.
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Seeking to devise a bibliography
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thank you
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I am conducting a systematic review on resilience in high-risk, HIV-negative sexual minority men. If you're willing, would you mind sending any peer-reviewed articles you may have authored, or know of, that are possibly a good fit? Articles need to meet the following criteria:
  • biologically-born men (i.e., not transgender men)
  • sexual minority (e.g., gay, bisexual), OR men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • HIV-negative sample or subsample
  • at least 50% or entire sample reported 1+ of the following:
  • elevated mean score on mental health measure (e.g., >16 on CES-D)
  • substance use, including polydrug use
  • childhood sexual abuse
  • partner abuse of intimate partner violence
  • suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • psychiatric diagnoses
  • negative affect
  • evidence of resilience: psychological strength (e.g., coping), protective factor (e.g. neighborhood cohesion), positive developmental milestone (e.g., graduated college), positive adaptation to adversity (e.g., meaning making)
If you are unsure, I'd appreciate a citation or PDF anyway, and then I can screen the article. Please backchannel articles to enwoodward@suffolk.edu. Thanks so much for any help!
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Hi Eva,
Thank you so much! It's actually very close to what I was looking for, as adherence to HAART is a great part of my research, kind of an outcome. Please, if you have any papers dealing with stigma, coping strategies, resilience in PLHIV I'd be happy to get them.
Have a great day!
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Specifically thinking of working with trans* clients and/or clients who have more fluid identities and sexualities.
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There is a Jungian therapist named Lin Fraser who was the president of WPATH last year.  She is very accessible if you were to email her.   She probably would know if there were ariticles, etc. as well. http://linfraser.com
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I am looking for research aimed at determining links, if any, between Gender Variance and ADD/ADHD in general, and in MTF (male to female) transsexuals, in particular. Thank you,
D. Waldman, B.A.
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Strang is the researcher who identified that youth with ADHD and ASD are more likely to have parental reports of saying that they want to be the oppostie sex. Archives of Sexual Behavior
March 2014
Increased Gender Variance in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
John F. Strang,
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Recently a bearded transgender performer's victory in the Eurovision song contest, made me think about the validity of the concept of a "third gender", the Hijra of India, the "two spirits" of First Nations, etc. Other than the physical conversion (transsexualism) what shall we think about people who feel "in-between"?
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I think, it would be better to part from Butler's perspective of a broad variety of genders. Between "male" and "female" (and beyond), there is a infinite variety of possibilities of how to live gender and sexuality. So, the victory of Wurst may be a sign of the breaking down of the old perspective.
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I am doing independent research on the topic "Transitioning for the Spouses/Significant Others/Partners of Transsexuals". Through research consisting of interviewing couples who were married or involved in an equivalent relationship and after they were committed to each other one of the partners came out as a transsexual and transitioned to their identified gender, and the couple managed to stay together as the same loving and romantic couple they were before the transsexual partner identified, accepted, and transitioned as a transsexual. If anyone knows of individuals in this situation I would greatly appreciate getting in contact with them. A big concern to most if not all of you is probably the couples security, discretion, and anonymity; rest assure that as an transsexual woman who is involved with the transsexual community and transsexual issues my first priority (even above my actual research) is the anonymity, discretion, and personal security of any participants I work with for my research. I know first hand what outing does to transsexuals and their loved ones and would never out anyone for any reason especially another transsexual. To assure them as well as you that this is a priority to me, I don't need or even want their first or last names, just the type of relationship (heterosexual, male homosexual, or female homosexual) which one is cisgender (female or male) and which is transsexual (MTF or FTM). Basically, I would like to just conduct an interview either in person, over the phone or video messaging, or email communication if necessary regarding the process that both the cisgender and transsexual partners in the relationship went through and hear their story, from their point of view without censoring them, of how and what they did to survive one of them identifying as transsexual and transitioning to their identified gender. I would like to conduct a total of ten fully detailed but completely confidential and anonymous interviews to have sufficient data for my analysis and thesis paper. Also I plan on putting my thesis out there so other couples in the future have some sort of guidance; presently there is little or close to nothing in print (books) for couples to access as a guidance source and I would like to change that by documenting and getting my thesis published so I can hopefully help them stay as they were before transitioning or become even stronger after transitioning.
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You will probably have better luck directly contacting trans-supportive agencies and seeing if they have support groups (either formally or informally) that addresses your concern. If you look at common ways to recruit trans folks, and the loved ones of trans folks, researchgate isn't the place to start. I don't know if you are familiar with Collage or with FORGE, but they both have a lot of advocacy for trans people's families (not just the trans person themselves) which might be a good conversation to have, if nothing else. Hope that helps!