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University of Victoria

1. Merryfeather, Lyn. Stories of women who support trans men: An autoethnographic voyage.

Degree: School of Nursing, 2014, University of Victoria

“The only true voyage…would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them sees, that each of them is…” (Proust, 2003, p. 343). This wonderful quote from Proust seems like a fitting place to begin because I wish to take you on an autoethnographic journey of discovery so that you can see for yourself what it was like for the participants and me as we found ourselves in strange and sometimes frightening territory. We realized that we were, sometimes unexpectedly, in positions of support to our friends or lovers who were uncomfortable with the sex they were assigned at birth. Most of us would describe ourselves as lesbian and, when our partners began to explore the possibility of sex reassignment, struggled with our established identity. My friend Christopher was the inspiration for this exploration. We were domestic partners before and during his early transition from female to male. Both Christopher and I were public figures in the small town in which we lived and our lives were somewhat on display. Christopher founded an organization called Trans Connect to provide support to those who present their gender in alternate ways and to provide education to service providers as well as to schools with regard to transgender issues and is well known in that town as well as in the larger gender diverse community as a trans man. Because of this, he has agreed to waive anonymity. The body of this work includes the entire texts of three papers I have written during the course of my studies as I navigated the path to this research. All of these papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals. I have used these papers to illustrate my autoethnographic journey toward the discovery of diverse gender presentations, to describe the state of knowledge in the discipline of nursing regarding this issue, and to demonstrate how autoethnography works. The centre of the work is the novel I have written based upon the stories the participants and I have shared with one another. The novel is written in everyday language and aims to show, rather than tell, the stories of ten women who love and support trans men. In many parts of the dissertation I have used dialogue, both internal as well as conversation among created characters, as a way to bring to life concepts under discussion. This is in keeping with an autoethnographic style. The dissertation is organized into three parts. Part one is a description of the process and methods I undertook in order to arrive at the novel. It consists of eight chapters that are placed in a more or less linear way, although the process was not at all linear, from the beginning of my exploration, to a discussion of the overall voyage. Part two consists of the novel, which is the story of experiences of women living with trans men during their transition or consideration of transition, disguised as having been experienced by fictional characters. Part three contains four… Advisors/Committee Members: Bruce, Winifred Anne (supervisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Women; Transgender; Transsexual; Autoethnography; Support

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APA (6th Edition):

Merryfeather, L. (2014). Stories of women who support trans men: An autoethnographic voyage. (Thesis). University of Victoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5439

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Merryfeather, Lyn. “Stories of women who support trans men: An autoethnographic voyage.” 2014. Thesis, University of Victoria. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5439.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Merryfeather, Lyn. “Stories of women who support trans men: An autoethnographic voyage.” 2014. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Merryfeather L. Stories of women who support trans men: An autoethnographic voyage. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Victoria; 2014. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5439.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Merryfeather L. Stories of women who support trans men: An autoethnographic voyage. [Thesis]. University of Victoria; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5439

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Cape Town

2. Newman-Valentine, Douglas David-John. Transexual woman on the journey of sexual re-alignment in a hetero-normative healthcare system in the Western Cape.

Degree: Image, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2015, University of Cape Town

The purpose of this study was to understand the life-world of transsexual women in relation to their awareness of their unique health needs as a direct result of sexual realignment treatment, and their health-seeking behaviours, practices and experiences of responses in negotiating health care for their transgender-related health needs in the healthcare system. The overarching question asked in this research was: What are the lived experiences, and meaning of these experiences, for transsexual women during the sexual-realignment process when negotiating health care for their transgender-related healthcare needs in the healthcare system? Participants in this study were selected through purposive and snowball sampling. In-depth interviews were conducted with ten participants selected from urban, peri-urban, and rural areas of the Western Cape. Theoretical saturation was reached with the tenth participant, and further selection of participants was ceased. The data was viewed through a trans-inclusive feminist lens with a concurrent collection and analysis process as guided by the steps of analysis of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), as developed by Smith (2010). IPA is a modern qualitative approach to research inquiry which harnesses the strengths of phenomenology, hermeneutics, and ideography. The analysed data were illustrated in a master theme graphic which contained one superordinate theme, two subordinate themes and various categories. The superordinate theme of this study was named "Towards organic Womanhood", while the two subordinate themes were coined "Embracing Womanhood", and "Facing the Giant in order to Become". The subordinate theme Embracing Womanhood gives insight into aspects of transsexual women's journey of moving towards a state of organic womanhood, whereas the subordinate theme Facing the Giant in order to Become maps out powers in the healthcare system which prevent transsexual women from having a smooth transition journey. This study illustrates that transsexual women have a need to align their bodies with their gender identities, but even though South Africa has legislation which protects the health and rights of transsexual women, transsexual women find it challenging to make the transition. Health practitioners are ill-equipped to manage transsexual women, the care which they receive in the government-funded healthcare system is of a poor standard, and they are4subjected to extremely long waiting periods to have access to surgical sexual realignment services. Recommendations are made for the healthcare system, policy makers and educational institutions in order to stimulate the South African healthcare system to become inclusive and affirming to the needs of transsexual women. Furthermore, recommendations for researchers are made to stimulate the debate around transsexual health care in the scientific literature. Advisors/Committee Members: Duma, Sinegugu (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Health Systems; Delivery of health care; transsexual women

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APA (6th Edition):

Newman-Valentine, D. D. (2015). Transexual woman on the journey of sexual re-alignment in a hetero-normative healthcare system in the Western Cape. (Thesis). University of Cape Town. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16659

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Newman-Valentine, Douglas David-John. “Transexual woman on the journey of sexual re-alignment in a hetero-normative healthcare system in the Western Cape.” 2015. Thesis, University of Cape Town. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16659.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Newman-Valentine, Douglas David-John. “Transexual woman on the journey of sexual re-alignment in a hetero-normative healthcare system in the Western Cape.” 2015. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Newman-Valentine DD. Transexual woman on the journey of sexual re-alignment in a hetero-normative healthcare system in the Western Cape. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Cape Town; 2015. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16659.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Newman-Valentine DD. Transexual woman on the journey of sexual re-alignment in a hetero-normative healthcare system in the Western Cape. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16659

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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