Sexual Justice is Social Issue: A Phenomenology of Transgender People’s Views on Sex Leisure and Implications for Sexual Health

Xue Yan and Liza Berdychevsky

Unmatched gender identity and sex assigned at birth often expose transgender people to stigmatization, humiliation, loneliness, and marginalization in various life domains, including health care, relationships, sexual expression, and various leisure activities. This mixed methods study (utilizing in-depth interviews and survey methodology) aims to investigate the intersections between sex as leisure approach, gender identity transition, sexual agency, and sexual subjectivity (trans)formation processes. This study also aims to offer valuable insights for sexual health education tailored to transgender people’s needs, addressing health disparities, and promoting social and sexual justice.