André Filipe dos Santos Leite** e Claudiene Santos**
** Departamento de Biologia da Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brasil
Gender technologies and magic: hormonotherapy and trans* women’s life experiences
We analyzed the relation between the hormones and the life experiences of trans* women as a symbolic aspect of the mystique character that the health system can assume, especially when its political projections signal a possible depathologization of life experiences. Through a queer methodological perspective, aligned with elements from the Foucauldian discourse analysis, we suggest, based on the interviews and the observation of five trans* women, that the hormone, with its mythic surrounding narrative, becomes a social and political agent that, notwithstanding being nonhuman, creates possibilities of humanity by instituting unusual gender technologies while providing health care services to trans* women. In this way, in this relation with the hormones, we observe how trans* women recreate themselves and how the subjectivation processes happen.
health, hormones, trans*, gender technologies