Nicole Avant, PharmD, BCACP - Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Founder/CEO of Avant Consulting Group - and Tennille McKinney - HIV Educator and Consultant with Avant Consulting Group - talk with us about gender expression/identity, cis-privilege, and transphobia.
- Sex and gender are not synonymous. Sex is based on biology and gender is a social construct. Sex is determined by genes and assigned at birth. Gender is influenced by cultural norms and internal sense of self.
- Transgender persons identify with a gender that is different from the sex that was assigned at birth. Cis-gender persons identify with the gender that is congruent with the sex assigned at birth.
- Some transgender persons, but certainly not all, seek medical and/or surgical gender-affirming treatments to express their gender identity.
- Cis-privilege includes the rights and advantages that cis-gender persons enjoy. This includes respect for one's gender identity and freedom from harassing comments or intrusive questioning.
- Deadnaming is the act of referring to and calling someone by their birth name rather than their chosen name which is congruent with their current identity.
- Transgender persons face social stigma from both the lay public and health professionals. This sigma often results in transgender persons seeking care outside of traditional institutions and relying on self-care.
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