Crip and Queer Seminar: Understanding young trans people’s mental health - revisiting the minority stress model
The Crip & Queer Seminar is a seminar series hosted by the Department of Gender Studies. This seminar presents Ida Linander, a Researcher in the Department of epidemiology and global health at Umeå University.
About the seminar: Lgbtq people, and especially trans people, tend to report worse mental health than heterosexual and cis people. Especially vulnerable are young trans people. The gap in mental health between cis and trans people is often explained using the minority stress model (Hendricks & Testa 2012, Meyer 2003). But is this model enough to describe and understand young trans people’s mental health? In this presentation I will draw on interviews with young trans people (16-25 years old) about their mental health. I explore in what way the minority stress model is productive for understanding their mental health and in what ways there might be limitations.
Biography: Ida Linander is a research fellow in public health, Department of epidemiology and global health, Umeå University and is also affiliated to Umeå Centre for Gender Studies. Ida’s research concerns lgbtq people’s experiences of health and healthcare, sexual and reproductive health, as well as issues of safety and separatism. Currently runs a Forte-financed project on the mental health of young trans people.
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