Transgender Identities, Pressures and Social Policy

A Study Carried Out in Spain

Noelia Fernández-Rouco, Rodrigo J Carcedo, Tray Yeadon-Lee

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This article draws on a qualitative research project concerning the relationship between trans people’s mental health and wellbeing, pressures, social policy, and heteronormative gender norms in Spain. Drawing on interviews carried out with trans people from all regions and generations, we use an ecological framework to illustrate how a socially entrenched heteronormativity pressures trans people to comply with gender norms that impact negatively their mental health and wellbeing. The article argues that the legal changes in Spain are not enough in themselves to bring about social change, but, rather, Spanish social policy makers also need to challenge gender categorization and work toward transforming public discourses on gender issues if trans people are to gain full social recognition and equal social rights.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Early online date3 Dec 2018
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Dec 2018

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