Growing Up Transgender: Stories of an Excluded Population

Surya Monro

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The recent growth in literature concerning young people and social exclusion documents the way in which changes in social structure have made the transitions that young people go through more risky and insecure, and social exclusion more likely for those young people who are already disadvantaged (see for example Prendegast et al., 2002). Like other young people, young transgender and intersex people are affected by changing welfare regimes and family structures. However, they also face obstacles that other young people are less likely to encounter. These obstacles, concerning the social exclusion of people who do not fit neatly into ‘male’ or ‘female’ gender categories, can have profound impacts on young transgender and intersex people’s lives. Whilst young transgender and intersex people are very diverse, they share the experience of living in a society where gender diversity is not fully tolerated, and where social institutions act to perpetuate the erasure of gender fluidity and non male/non female identities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA New Youth?
Subtitle of host publicationYoung People, Generations and Family Life
EditorsElisabetta Ruspini, Carmen Leccardi
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780754694977, 9781315565057
ISBN (Print)9780754644224, 9781138253131
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Growing Up Transgender: Stories of an Excluded Population'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this