This exploratory study examined the perceived level of social support among male to female transgender women in Los Angeles. Twenty two transgender women completed surveys between February and June, 2009. Sampling sources included support groups and street recruitment. The study presents the sources of support and degree of support experienced by transgender women.
Results show that transgender women report receiving less social support from family and gay men than other sources. Women also reported a gap in situational support, specifically having someone to give care if incapacitated. Research limitations are identified and recommendations are made to improve further research. Further implications and recommendations for social work practice are discussed.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, GLBT Studies, Gender studies|
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