Perceptions and attitudes of transgender individuals on gender and sexuality
The present study focuses on a series of in-depth interviews with self-identified transgender persons for the purpose of discerning any patterns that emerge with regards to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and experiences with transitioning to the opposite sex. The study is qualitatively based, consisting of four in-depth interviews which were recorded and transcribed in order to identify possible connections through a grounded theory approach. The study contains discussions pertaining to the social construction of biological sex, medical and mental healthcare as it pertains to the transgender community, as well as the complication of labeling within the transgender population. Due to small sample size, the present study is not generalizable, and serves as pilot research for a later in-depth project concerning healthcare and stigma.