Transgender rights as human rights

Tia Powell, Sophia Shapiro, Ed Stein

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Arguments to support transgender rights often rely on "born that way" arguments, which assert that gender identity is innate, immutable, and unassociated with choice. These arguments are vulnerable to attack on several grounds, including on the basis of emerging scientific data. Stronger support for transgender rights arises from human rights arguments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1126-1131
Number of pages6
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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