Psychological Perspectives on the Lives of Transgender Individuals: A Review of the Literature
Fritz, Kaitlyn N., 1994--
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Transgender people as a whole suffer from social invisibility, as the general public is often misinformed about them. Because of the misinformation and ignorance surrounding public opinion of transgender people, it is difficult to conduct psychological studies involving this population. The purpose for this review is to shed some light on how the lives of transgender peoples actually are. The main areas that will be addressed in this review include tracking how transgenderism has been viewed from a clinical psychology perspective in the current and past editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, how transgender people face transphobia and are victims of hate crimes, how they are affected by familial social support or lack thereof, and internalized feelings of distress experienced by transgender individuals.