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Working with Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence

Working with Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence

A Guide for Professionals

Sally Rymer and Valentina Cartei

Quick Overview

This book provides recommendations to healthcare professionals and organisations to help them deliver effective responses to the traumatic effects of sexual violence on trans individuals. It reveals specific issues faced by trans survivors, as well as the steps that can be taken to reduce discrimination in all levels of service delivery.
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Paperback / softback
2019, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 184pp
ISBN: 9781785927607
2019, ePUB, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-618-6
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This book provides practical advice for professionals working with transgender (including non-binary) people who have survived any form of sexual violence or abuse. It gives professionals an understanding of the impact and trauma of sexual violence on trans people, as well as the additional difficulties they face accessing services that have traditionally been designed to serve cisgendered clients.

The authors reveal specific issues faced by trans people as they recover from traumatic sexual experiences, and what steps professionals and organisations can take to meet the needs of the trans community. They also take a critical look at what can be done to reduce discrimination, particularly as many services for sexual violence tend to enforce strict gender segregation which can be exclusionary for trans clients. This book helps mitigate the traumatic effects of sexual violence on trans individuals, by recommending effective responses for all levels of service delivery, from organisational policies to advice for front-line professionals.


'This excellent book, based in extensive service provision experience and academic expertise, should be a touchstone for sexual violence organisations, scholars and anyone interested in understanding the challenges transgender survivors face. On highly politicised terrain, Rymer and Cartei have managed to create an accessible, evidence-based and practical text which will be appreciated by many.'
- Alison Phipps, Professor of Gender Studies, Sussex University