Year of Publication

2019

Date of Thesis

10-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Occupational Therapy

Subject Categories

Occupational therapy

Abstract

Gender is a performative act constituted through engagement in many occupations such as dressing, grooming, and communication. The occupations of transgender individuals may be impacted by the transition process and must be fully understood. Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled in analyzing the supports and barriers people experience when engaging in their occupations, thus can be instrumental in facilitating transgender individuals’ engagement in the occupation of gender. The purpose of this study is to explore the occupations of transgender people and begin to understand the relationship between occupation and gender performance. The information gathered can help to inform the role of OT in working with the transgender population.

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