Seeking ways to our transgender bodies, by ourselves: Rationalizing transgender-specific health information behaviors

Blake Hawkins, Jack Giesking

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Abstract

Transgender people have typically been pooled in studies on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) health information behavior. We, however, argue that transgender people have unique health needs and context that differ from LGBQ people. To demonstrate our argument, we are using the transitioning process from male-to-female or female-to-male as a case study. We are using data currently being analyzed from Tumblr to demonstrate how their process of seeking health information differs from LGBQ and highlights why information science needs to better understand this population and their information needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-704
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

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Copyright © 2017 by Association for Information Science and Technology

Keywords

  • health information behavior
  • sexuality & information behaviors
  • social media
  • transgender health
  • transitioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Library and Information Sciences

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