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Learning Event – Contextualizing Abuse and Neglect among Transgender Older Adults
February 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Contextualizing Abuse and Neglect among Transgender Older Adults
Presented by: A.J. Lowik, PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, The University of British Columbia.
This presentation will be in two parts:
- Terminology and language, how to talk to and about trans people, how to respectfully ask questions and understand the common mistakes when interacting with trans people.
- The unique vulnerabilities older trans adults experience in healthcare settings, retirement, nursing and long-term care facilitates, in familial, romantic and caregiver relationships, and in cisnormative society more broadly.
We will consider how and why trans older adults are more vulnerable to neglect, abuse and mistreatment than their cisgender counterparts, and will provide some preliminary background and context to the lives of trans older adults and elders.
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