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Passing as Experts in Trans Medicine

stef shuster is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Appalachian State University. They are currently working on a book project, Treating Gender: Transgender Medicine and Uncertain Expertise, which asks: How do providers medically treat a gender identity and not a biomedical illness? And, how do historical, cultural, and social contexts shape providers' perspectives of their work in trans medicine? Treating Gender shows that in trying to make medical decisions in the treatment of gender, the gender identity component of trans healthcare raises a distinct set of concerns for providers, as many remain uncertain about how to medically treat an identity, and calls into question their expertise as medical professionals.

Monday, September 18 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Kirby Hall, 101
1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Event Type

Academics

Departments

Academics, Sociology, Administrative, LGBTQ Center

Target Audience

Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students

Cost

free

Contact name

Catherine Harnois

Contact email

harnoice@wfu.edu

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Joshua Ziesel

Joshua Ziesel left a positive review 9/18/2017

A very thoughtful critique of how trans* individuals are often treated by medical professionals. Left me wanting to learn more about the subject!