Legal Issues - Health Policy and Law; New Health Policy and Law Findings from La Trobe University Discussed (Alleviating Gender Dysphoria: a Qualitative Study of Perspectives of Trans and Gender Diverse People)

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Legal Issues - Health Policy and Law; New Health Policy and Law Findings from La Trobe University Discussed (Alleviating Gender Dysphoria: a Qualitative Study of Perspectives of Trans and Gender Diverse People)
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11 June 2021
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2021 JUN 18 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Legal Issues - Health Policy and Law have been published. According to news reporting originating in Bundoora, Australia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "This study sought to explore perspectives of trans and gender diverse (TGD) people of ways to alleviate gender dysphoria in service provision and to develop a framework for application in health and other areas that can be used by researchers and service providers to design study protocols, assess organisations and enhance everyday practice in ways that are sensitive to TGD people's experiences. Data from a national Australian survey on TGD people conducted in 2018-2019 (n = 340) were used to develop a framework for alleviating dysphoria."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from La Trobe University, "Participants were asked an open-ended question on ways that body discomfort could be minimised in clinical encounters. Inductive thematic analysis was used to develop themes true to participant sentiment, which formed the basis for the development of a framework. The sample was overall young, with 60.6% aged 18-24, and a strong representation of gender diverse people (42.6%). The most important theme for participants was the context of the experience, which included the subthemes of the interpersonal qualities of service providers, language and pronouns, and practical aspects. Aspects of systems were also important, with education and awareness being particularly emphasised, followed by inclusive environments. Access to gender affirming medical and surgical procedures was rarely mentioned (2.6%). A minority of participants indicated that there was nothing that could be done to alleviate their gender dysphoria (4.4%). The study proposes a framework that can help facilitate assessment of a service's current practices, inform a practitioner's daily practice and be used by researchers to appropriately design studies."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The most important areas to address centre on the context of the immediate experience, which may be influenced through systems-level characteristics."

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: Alleviating Gender Dysphoria: a Qualitative Study of Perspectives of Trans and Gender Diverse People. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 2021:135581962110134. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy can be contacted at: Sage Publications Inc, 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Lucille Kerr, La Trobe University, Australian Res Ctr Sex Hlth & Soc, Bundoora, Vic, Australia. Additional authors for this research include Christopher M. Fisher and Tiffany Jones.

Keywords for this news article include: Bundoora, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Health Policy and Law, Legal Issues, La Trobe University.

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  • TitleLegal Issues - Health Policy and Law; New Health Policy and Law Findings from La Trobe University Discussed (Alleviating Gender Dysphoria: a Qualitative Study of Perspectives of Trans and Gender Diverse People)
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletHealth & Medicine Week
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size506 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/06/21
    Description506 words 11 June 2021 Health & Medicine Week HAMW 3550 English © Copyright 2021 Health & Medicine Week via NewsRx.com
    Producer/AuthorNewsRx
    URLhttps://global-factiva-com.simsrad.net.ocs.mq.edu.au/ga/default.aspx
    PersonsLucille Kerr, Christopher M. Fisher, Tiffany Jones