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Authorship of Trans Literature

Scholars in science, medicine, and public health have brought renewed visibility to gender inequity among professional ranks within these fields. Some scholars, such as Geordan Shannon and Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, have referred to a process of “gender reckoning,” calling attention to the phenomenon of critical gender analysis within academic disciplines and the concomitant imperative for better gender representation among faculty and other scholarly positions, to transform research priorities, values, and impact. In the trans health field, a recent evaluation analysis of published studies by Waleed Sweileh (2018) revealed that out of the top 10 authors who are major contributors to trans literature, only one researcher is openly transgender (trans)-identified. This analysis accounts for at least a century of peer-reviewed publications on trans health and represents a ...

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