Do It Yourself Hormone Replacement Therapy In Dissonance With State-Sanctioned Constructions of Gender

University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender

Abstract: Although the field of transgender studies has grown exponentially during the last decades, little is still known about gender affirmative medication outside institutionalized settings. Based on group interviews and autoethnographic accounts, this thesis sheds light on the experiences of practitioners of unprescribed hormone replacement therapy. The focus will be put on how the Swedish welfare state is active in processes of legitimization and precarization of gender through medicolegal discourses.

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