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Gender Transition at Work

This entry outlines the key issues that transgender individuals may encounter when undergoing a gender transition in their place of employment. It explains motivations for starting a gender transition at work and elucidates potential trajectories of this experience, including reactions from coworkers and institutional ramifications. The entry then discusses identity management strategies that transgender employees may use with their colleagues and some logistical “nuts and bolts” related to the gender transition process. The entry concludes with strategies for employers to facilitate gender transition at work.

Transgender Workplace Experiences

Transgender is an umbrella term used to capture a range of gender identities, such as gender nonconforming, transsexual, male-to-female (MtF), female-to-male (FtM), cross-dresser, or genderqueer. In contrast, people whose assigned birth sex matches with their gender identity are described ...

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