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“In the Bible Belt:” The Role of Religion in HIV Care and Prevention for Transgender People in the United States South

Citation

Scott, Darius; Pereira, Nastacia M.; Harrison, Sayward E.; Zarwell, Meagan; Sanasi-Bhola, Kamla; & Poteat, Tonia (2021). "In the Bible Belt:" The Role of Religion in HIV Care and Prevention for Transgender People in the United States South. Health & Place, 70, 102613.

Abstract

Within the United States South, the socio-religious norms that shape life for many residents may have public health implications. Drawing from 12 key informant interviews, this study explores the role of religious institutions in HIV care and prevention access among transgender people of color in Southern cities. Findings suggest that while religious anti-transgender stigma is pervasive, the regional importance of faith-based beliefs and institutions necessitates targeted faith-based initiatives for the population. Broadly, findings suggest regional environments may demand interventions that negotiate historically marginalizing relationships between at-risk groups and dominant cultural institutions.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102613

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

Health & Place

Author(s)

Scott, Darius
Pereira, Nastacia M.
Harrison, Sayward E.
Zarwell, Meagan
Sanasi-Bhola, Kamla
Poteat, Tonia

Article Type

Regular

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

North Carolina
South Carolina

Race/Ethnicity

BIPOC

Sex/Gender

Transgender Men
Transgender Women

ORCiD

Poteat - 0000-0001-6541-3787