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Minority joy and minority stress in transgender people: An intervention study

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2022 - 2024


Matilda Wurm

Research subject

Research environments

Transgender and gender non-conforming people (TGNC) have a higher risk of ill health, which is explained by minority stress. Minority stress is experienced through an increased risk of discrimination/abuse, fear of being exposed, and internalized transphobia. Health outcomes are also affected by protective factors, but these have been studied to a lesser extent. 

The purpose of this project is to explore TGNC people's experiences of minority joy, and to gain a better understanding of their experiences of minority joy and minority stress over time. The project studies how experiences covary with mental and physical illness and quality of life before, during and after an intervention. A mixed-methods approach is used, consisting of interviews and a replicated single case design (SCED).


Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)