Contributors: Ross, L.E., Kinitz D.J., Kia, H.
Topic: Inclusive Language and Culture, Research Studies
Population Focus: Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
In their study published in this issue of AJPH, Perales et al. (p. 482) drew from a 2020 Australian data set to demonstrate a significant association between the use of inclusive language in the workplace and a multidimensional measure of well-being at work in a sample of more than 400 trans- and gender-diverse (TGD) people (including transgender, nonbinary, agender, and other gender minority people) working for more than 100 unique employers.
Why is trans-inclusive language in the workplace (and beyond) a public health issue? Work and working conditions are widely accepted as important components of the social determinants of health (https://bit.ly/3qsb6Qv).