Women's Health Science Journal (WHSJ)

ISSN: 2639-2526

Review Article

Social Work Practice with the Trans Community

Authors: Roy S* and Dey R

DOI: 10.23880/whsj-16000178


Gender identification relates to a person’s sense of self as being female, male, or otherwise gendered (possibly transgendered, or not gendered at all), whereas sexual orientation refers to an individual’s emotional and sexual affinities towards another person. People who identify as transgendered seek the assistance of social workers for a wide range of reasons. On a broader scale, social workers participate in political advocacy activities to guarantee that members of the transgender community have full access to their civil rights. Social workers are obligated by the NASW Code of Ethics (2000) to serve vulnerable and oppressed populations, to remove discrimination based on sex, and to pursue societal change to ensure the well-being of all persons. This article includes findings from a rapid evaluation of research that connects to trans individuals and social work. The paper’s objective is to investigate the role of transgender studies in the discourse of social work.

Keywords: Transgender; Social Work; Gender; Sex; NASW

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