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Combined Effects of Gender Affirmation and Economic Hardship on Vulnerability to HIV: A Qualitative Analysis among U.S. Adult Transgender Women

Citation

Jennings Mayo-Wilson, Larissa; Benotsch, Eric G.; Grigsby, Sheila R.; Wagner, Sara; Timbo, Fatmata; Poteat, Tonia; Cathers, Lauretta; Sawyer, Ashlee N.; Smout, Shelby A.; & Zimmerman, Rick S. (2020). Combined Effects of Gender Affirmation and Economic Hardship on Vulnerability to HIV: A Qualitative Analysis among U.S. Adult Transgender Women. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 782. PMCID: PMC7249630

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Transgender women ("trans women"), particularly African-American and Latina trans women, have disproportionately high prevalence of HIV in the United States (U.S.). In order to decrease gender dysphoria and overcome discrimination, trans women affirm their gender through social and medical transition, often in contexts of economic hardship and sexual risk. This study qualitatively examined how gender-affirming behaviors enhance or diminish vulnerability to HIV in light of structural and economic barriers to gender transition.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08902-3

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

BMC Public Health

Author(s)

Jennings Mayo-Wilson, Larissa
Benotsch, Eric G.
Grigsby, Sheila R.
Wagner, Sara
Timbo, Fatmata
Poteat, Tonia
Cathers, Lauretta
Sawyer, Ashlee N.
Smout, Shelby A.
Zimmerman, Rick S.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

20

Issue Number

1

Pages

782

PMCID

PMC7249630

Reference ID

13042