Reuse this content. In his book Transgender, an Ethnography of a Categoryanthropologist David Valentine asserts that transgender was coined and used by activists to include many people who do not necessarily identify with the term and states that people who do not identify with the term transgender should not be included in the transgender spectrum. Health care and medicine. Translated by Hasegawa, K. Others are not. Retrieved 13 June The THP recommends that clinicians ask clients what terminology they prefer, and avoid the term transsexual unless they are sure that a client is comfortable with it.
If you are a media professional working on a story, please check out GLAAD's resources for covering transgender people in the media. In addition, the role of the transgender community in the history of LGBT rights is often overlooked, as shown in Transforming History. Archived from the original on 6 September The Transgender Phenomenon.
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