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“They just don’t have a clue”: Transgender aging and implications for social work
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (English)In: Journal of gerontological social work, ISSN 0163-4372, Vol. 57, no 2-4, 386-406 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores transgender aging, drawing from life story interviews with transgender adults aged 62–78. The analysis focuses on 3 themes: intersections of age and gender during the life course, lack of knowledge of transgender issues, and how previous experiences of accessing care and social services matter in later life. It illustrates how older transgendered adults carry physical and mental scars from previously encountered transphobia, which affect various aspects of later life. Implications for social work are discussed and client-centered care, with a biographical approach, is suggested to better meet the needs of transgendered older adults.

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Routledge, 2014. Vol. 57, no 2-4, 386-406 p.
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Qualitative, GLBT populations and issues, social work practice, biography, transgender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-107936DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2014.895472ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84900473170OAI: diva2:728196
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-1062
Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2015-03-30Bibliographically approved

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