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University of Plymouth
I am a PhD researcher based at the University of Plymouth, I am interested in how transgender people experience and make decisions around work, as we can face hostility in the workplace for a number of reasons. In particular I am interested in the way transgender people involved in sex work experience and think about their work. I am openly transgender myself (trans male) however I have no personal history of sex work.
This study aims to provide a range of institutional professionals and practitioners with a clear understanding of sex work (and work outside sex work) as transgender people experience it. Policy makers and practitioners need to be better informed about the needs and concerns of transgender people, including transgender sex workers. Their knowledge and understanding of these issues can be poor, even if they genuinely want to help. This makes it difficult for transgender people to access adequate support when it is needed, as professionals don’t always understand how to best meet our needs.
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