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Welcome to the Health and Health Care in Gender Diverse Communities Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE IN GENDER DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

Submit to PLOS ONE and expand the breadth of Gender Diverse Health and Healthcare research.

Deadline September 24, 2020

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Guest Editors

Jae Sevelius

University of California
San Francisco
USA

Ayden Scheim

Drexel University
usa

Asa Radix

New York University
Langone Health
usa

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Scope & Topics

The approach to health care for trans and gender diverse individuals is evolving in response to expanding knowledge of the needs in these communities, as well as a growing understanding of the wide-ranging impacts of health inequity. However, current empirical research in this area has focused on sexual health and gender affirming care in geographically limited populations, and transmasculine and nonbinary communities are underrepresented in research on this topic.

In this Call for Papers, we are inviting submissions addressing the health status and health care needs of trans and gender diverse individuals worldwide, throughout their lifespans. In this collection we aim to highlight emerging clinical, psychological, epidemiological, sociological, and public health research, and submissions reporting research on health policies that affect these communities are also encouraged. We particularly welcome research reporting analyses of multi-site, longitudinal, and/or national population-based datasets, research from geographically underrepresented areas, as well as research with an explicit community engagement focus.

All research submitted to this Call for Papers will be assessed against the clear language guidelines set out by WPATH along with the PLOS ONE standard submission guidelines.

From our Guest Editor, Ayden Scheim:

The trans and gender diverse population is large and growing, with estimates that upwards of 1 in 200 adults and 1 in 100 adolescents identify as transgender, and even more as gender diverse. Trans men, trans women, non-binary, and gender diverse people exist in all countries and experience a wide range of health and health care issues but this diversity has not always been reflected in published research.

This special issue is an exciting opportunity to highlight topically, methodologically, and geographically diverse studies at the cutting edge of trans and gender diverse health research, and to use PLOS ONE’s global reach and open-access policy to inform policy and practice globally.”

Example Topics

Public health and epidemiology

Gender and sexuality studies

Medicine and health care

Mental health and psychiatry

Health care - Health policy

Health care - Health services research

Sociology

Health Research in gender diverse communities AT PLOS ONE

14,500+

PLOS ONE publications RELATED TO HEALTH CARE IN GENDER DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

200,000+

Total citations for related PLOS ONE papers

14.1

citations per related PLOS ONE  paper

1,000+

interdisciplinary PLOS ONE articles related to health care in gender diverse communities

 
“I published with PLOS ONE because I love the idea that acceptance is based on quality of the work, not whether it's trendy or "important" in the eyes of a few editors. I also support PLOS ONE's Open Access policy, so people outside of academia can access it, and the journal's support of transparency in research (i.e. making the data available)
PLOS ONE author Alison Turnbull from the USA
     
 
2020
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The health status of transgender and gender nonbinary adults in the United States

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Mention the Health and Health Care in Gender Diverse Communities Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish March 2021.

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