Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Ivanchenko S.N. Social psychological aspects of transgenders’ life in Ukraine: issues of transition, state policy, and public opinion

Full text in Russian: Иванченко С.Н. Социально-психологические аспекты трансгендерности в Украине: проблемы перехода, позиция государства и общественное мнение
Institute for Social and Political Psychology, Academy of Pedagogical Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Social aspects of transgenders’ life in the context of transition (gender reassignment and correction) issues are highlighted. Two sides of the problem are emphasized: (1) the lack of social institution to solve transgenders’ medical and social problems; (2) the society negativism and prepossession and transgenders’ discrimination in Ukraine. It is concluded that this problem is to be solved at the national level (initiation of medical and psychological services, medical centers (especially in regions), development of new mechanisms of documents substitution, monitoring of human rights violation), the understanding of this problem is to be deepened and public opinion on transgenders is to be changed.

Keywords: transgenders, transgender personality, stigma, discrimination, public opinion, human rights

 

The study was done by “Insight” NGO and supported by the “Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice” and ILGA-Europe, “Human Rights Violations Documentation Fund"


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Received 15 October 2009. Available online 14 February 2010.

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Svetlana N. Ivanchenko. Ph.D. in Psychology, M.A. in Gender Studies, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Social Psychological Technologies, Institute for Social and Political Psychology, ul.Ivanchenko S.N. Social psychological aspects of transgenders’ life in Ukraine: issues of transition, state policy, and public opinionAndriivska 15, 04070 Кyiv, Ukraine.
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Ivanchenko, S. N. (2010). Social psychological aspects of transgenders’ life in Ukraine: issues of transition, state policy, and public opinion. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 1(9). Retrieved from http://psystudy.ru. 0421000116/0005. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008

Ivanchenko S.N. Social psychological aspects of transgenders’ life in Ukraine: issues of transition, state policy, and public opinion [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2010. N 1(9). URL: http://psystudy.ru (date of access: dd.mm.yyyy). 0421000116/0005. [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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