Transgender Health And HIV Prevention: Needs Assessment Studies From Transgender Communities Across The United States
January 4th, 2006
ISBN 0789030152 (ISBN13: 9780789030153)
The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the transgender community has been tragically ignored, and as yet there is surprisingly little research data on the subject of health care and HIV prevention in this marginalized population. Transgender Health and HIV Prevention fills this void by providing a groundbreaking empirical assessment of the health needs of transgender persons in several areas around the United States. Respected experts discuss issues that hinder the effectiveness of HIV prevention programs, including housing, mental health, and employment, as well as the unique broader problems of social stigma, discrimination, and the lack of transgender knowledge and sensitivity.
Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population
April 1st, 2014
ISBN 0739187023 (ISBN13: 9780739187029)
Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population addresses a people whose lack of health care access, including mistreatment and refusal of services, are often omitted from discussions about health care and insurance reform. Research suggests that LGBT people experience worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts. Low rates of health insurance coverage, high rates of stress due to systematic harassment, stigma, discrimination, and lack of cultural competency in the health care system frequently manifest in negative health-related behaviors. The dearth of data collection on sexual orientation and identity in state and federal health care surveys has led to inadequate information about LGBT populations and has impeded the establishment of health programs and public policies that benefit them.
Living Well: The Gay Man's Essential Health Guide
November 2nd, 1998
ISBN 1555834442 (ISBN13: 9781555834449)
Presents advice on all aspects of gay men's health, including finding the right doctor, preventative care, AIDS and HIV, body image, and sex-related issues.
Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States
December 1st, 2007
ISBN 0195301536 (ISBN13: 9780195301533)
This book reviews evidence of health disparities among gay and bisexual men, identifying individual and community factors that have contributed to these disparities, and suggests strategies for public health efforts to eliminate inequality in the future.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the Lgbt Community: Creating Futures Through Hope and Resilience
October 23rd, 2015
ISBN 1317591909 (ISBN13: 9781317591900)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community is a practical guide for mental health professionals who wish to increase their therapeutic skills and work more effectively with LGBT clients. This book shows how to help clients reach their goals in tangible, respectful ways by identifying and emphasizing the hope, resources, and strength already present within this population. Readers will increase their knowledge about the practical application of SFBT through case examples and transcripts, modified directly from the author's work with the LGBT community, and by learning more about the miracle question, exceptions, scaling, compliments, coping, homework, and more.
The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy
March 16th, 2003
ISBN 0789012529 (ISBN13: 9780789012524)
Most therapy is set up in a heterosexist context. Explore the issues facing your gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients--and how to deal with them! The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients offers therapists treating lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients innovative, practical interventions plus homework and hands-on activities tailored to these populations.
Counseling Our Own: Lesbian/Gay Subculture Meets the Mental Health System
December 28th, 1986
ISBN 096172160X (ISBN13: 9780961721602)
Mental Health Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
August 13th, 2008
ISBN 1585627704 (ISBN13: 9781585627707)
This timely work offers compelling facts and insights in a concise yet comprehensive format, bringing together the latest research and clinical practice related to these four distinct communities.
Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America
June 4th, 2019
ISBN 198488610X (ISBN13: 9781984886101)
Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States. Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.
The LGBTQ Meditation Journal
September 14th, 2017
For the fourth in their highly successful series of guided meditations books, Christopher Stone and Mary Sheldon focus upon the LGBTQ Community, offering a month's worth of contemplative spiritual adventures to enhance confidence and tranquility while inspiring self-acceptance, love, peace, pride, and dignity. Edited by Kris Jacen, the book explains the process of focused attention known as meditation and it offers a simple relaxation technique to induce a meditative state of mind. Editor's Note for eBook readers: For those that do look at page counts between print and ebook files, there is a big discrepancy between the print and ebook editions of this journal in PDF format. Don't worry, you are not missing any content. The difference is that the print version of the book contains space to note several months observations for each meditation.
Psychiatry: Addiction in the LGBT Patient
November 2nd, 2013
Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.
Health Issues When You're Transgender
January 1st, 2017
ISBN 1499464649 (ISBN13: 9781499464641)
Transgender people deal with a range of health issues. Some are specific to the community, others affect it disproportionately, and others impact transgender and cisgender people alike. Readers will learn about mental and emotional health, gender dysphoria, hormone replacement therapy (including puberty-blocking hormones), gender affirmation surgery, and more. They’ll be reminded that, while surgery and hormone treatments can be life saving, they are neither right for every transgender person nor a requirement for being transgender. They’ll also read about the barriers to care that transgender people frequently face and get advice on dealing with a health care system marked by cissexism.
The Gay Science: Intimate Experiments with the Problem of HIV
July 28th, 2017
Since the onset of the HIV epidemic, the behavior of men who have sex with men has been subject to intense scrutiny on the part of the behavioral and sociomedical sciences. What happens when we consider the work of these sciences to be not merely descriptive, but also constitutive of the realities it describes? The Gay Science pays attention to lived experiences of sex, drugs and the scientific practices that make these experiences intelligible. Through a series of empirically and historically detailed case studies, the book examines how new technologies and scientific artifacts – such as antiretroviral therapy, digital hookup apps and research methods – mediate sexual encounters and shape the worlds and self-practices of men who have sex with men.
Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health
September 30th, 2010
ISBN 0199740453 (ISBN13: 9780199740451)
Pink ribbon paraphernalia saturate shopping malls, billboards, magazines, television, and other venues, all in the name of breast cancer awareness. In this compelling and provocative work, Gayle Sulik shows that though this "pink ribbon culture" has brought breast cancer advocacy much attention, it has not had the desired effect of improving women's health. It may, in fact, have done the opposite.
Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
May 22nd, 2018
Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: A Clinical Guide begins with three introductory chapters which contain practical information regarding assessment, psychological interventions, and the potential medical and surgical interventions that are indicated for youth with gender identity concerns. The remaining chapters are illustrated by multiple cases build around overarching chapter themes. Each case chapter opens with broad questions applicable to clinical practices, while the cases themselves focus on a particular co-occuring mental health condition. The case chapters are structured with intersectionality in mind, including elements of ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity, and the patients range over the full developmental spectrum, from pre-pubertal children to older adolescents.
Who Cares? Institutional Barriers to Health Care for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Persons
January 1st, 1996
ISBN 0887376762 (ISBN13: 9780887376764)
The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
January 1st, 2011
ISBN 0309210615 (ISBN13: 9780309210614)
At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT-- are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs.
Gay Bathhouses and Public Health Policy
August 28th, 2003
ISBN 1560232730 (ISBN13: 9781560232735)
Public health policy on bathhouses has been limited and poorly documented. This book--the first to be published on this timely and important topic--will help you become knowledgeable about gay bathhouses. Unlike most other places where men have sex in public, gay bathhouses are subject to government-imposed health regulations. Gay Bathhouses and Public Health Policy examines the bathhouse environment and how it differs from other public sex environments. It describes public policies that have been implemented, discussing policies for HIV prevention, testing, and intervention; issues related to civil liberties; and the legal aspects of these policies.
Pediatric Gender Assignment: A Critical Reappraisal
January 31st, 2003
ISBN 0306467593 (ISBN13: 9780306467592)
This book represents the proceedings from a conference that took place in Dallas in the spring of 1999 which was entitled "Pediatric Gender Assignment - A Critical Reappraisal." Some participants rightfully argued that the conference really focused on the issue of pediatric gender assignment, and that reassignment was not applied in most cases. Their comments were reflected in the title of this monograph.
Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities
June 17th, 1998
ISBN 156023931X (ISBN13: 9781560239314)
Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities contains research, firsthand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession. Looking Queer will give members of these community’s hope, insight, and information into body image issues, helping you to accept and to love your body. In addition, scholars, health care professionals, and body image activists will not only learn about queer experiences and identity and how they affect individuals but will also understand how some of the issues involved affect society as a whole.
Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
January 1st, 2006
ISBN 1591472326 (ISBN13: 9781591472322)
In Sexual Orientation and Mental Health, expert contributors explore the impressive body of rigorous empirical research on mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that has emerged over the past decade. This volume presents some of the most important work in this field from both established and emerging investigators. The contributors examine the prevalence and potential determinants of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse in adolescents and adults, giving consideration to the roles of prejudice and harassment as well as of positive family and social supports.
African-American Issues in LGBT Psychology
November 4th, 2011
ISBN 1461405645 (ISBN13: 9781461405641)
Same-sex attracted, and non-gender conforming African-Americans are substantial in number, yet underrepresented in the social and behavioral science literature. This volume addresses the issues of African-American LGBT psychology as a case of indigenous psychology. The authors present the research of scholars who are developing theory, practice, and services that are couched within the specific cultural complexities of this population. Some key topics addressed in African-American Issues in LGBT Psychology are gender, spirituality, family, racism, "coming out," generational differences, health and safety issues, urban vs. rural realities, and implications for researchers.
Bearing Witness: Gay Men's Health Crisis and the Politics of AIDS
May 24th, 1993
ISBN 0813317290 (ISBN13: 9780813317298)
A compelling study of how a community-based initiative neutralized the immobilizing power of homophobia and fear of AIDS.
Transgender Mental Health
March 8th, 2018
ISBN 1615371893 (ISBN13: 9781615371891)
Societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals is greater now than at any point in history, owing to the education of policy makers by advocacy organizations, the education of clinicians by research and scientific organizations, and the education of the general public by movies, television, and other media. However, most professional training programs for mental health professionals provide little to no education regarding gender diversity.
Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: The Essential Guide
July 21st, 2017
ISBN 158005028X (ISBN13: 9781580050289)
There are growing numbers of youth who identify as transgender, and as a result, clinicians and counselors are in need of an informed resource that covers the basics of gender identity and expression. This book responds to that need by setting out clear advice and support on working with transgender and non-binary youth with regard to their identity, mental health, personal and family life and their medical and social transition as well as offering additional resources and reading lists.
Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future
June 11th, 1999
ISBN 0309065674 (ISBN13: 9780309065672)
Women's health, as a field of study, is a developing discipline. Health theories in general have been based on studies of men. However, in recent years, more attention has shifted to women's health, realizing the disparities between men and women in relation to their health. During the last two decades, a similar shift has occurred for a group of women--lesbian women--to further identify and specify their health needs.
Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Training Mental Health Professionals
October 12th, 2017
Adult Transgender Care provides an overview of transgender health and offers a comprehensive approach to training mental health professionals in transgender care. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to transgender care, emphasizing the complementary contributions of psychiatry, psychology, and social work in providing transgender care within an integrated treatment team. Included in this text are overviews of how to conceptualize and provide treatment with complex and difficult clinical presentations and considerations for understanding how to address system-level challenges to treatment. Adult Transgender Care meets a unique need by providing detailed information, clinical interventions, case studies, and resources for mental health professionals on transgender care.
Your Body, Your Health: Health Choices Made Easy for Trans Men, Trans Masculine and Non-Binary People
December 4th, 2015
ISBN 1906121915 (ISBN13: 9781906121914)
This 68-page full color booklet from the Men's Health Forum in partnership with Haynes and Gires has been developed with trans men and health professionals. It is written by Lee Gale and Lewis Turner with cartoons by Jason Brewer and principal photography by Fox Fisher - all trans men.
Lesbian health 101: a clinician's guide
January 1st, 2010
ISBN 0943671256 (ISBN13: 9780943671253)
In 1999, lesbians were identified as an underserved minority by the Institute of Medicine. Some health issues for lesbians are different from those of heterosexual women, and clinicians need to be aware of these differences in order to provide culturally-appropriate care, since at least 5% of their female patients are lesbian. This book represents the cutting edge of what is known about lesbian health and also provides insight into women's health in general. This book will be useful to clinicians and students, as well as lesbians themselves.
Transgender Health Issues: Health and Medical Issues Today
August 1st, 2018
Transgender individuals face unique challenges when it comes to their physical, psychological, and social health and well-being. This accessible reference investigates these concerns in depth, offering readers insights into topics such as discrimination and access to health care.
The Aids Cult: Essays on The Gay Health Crisis
January 1st, 1997
ISBN 0943742102 (ISBN13: 9780943742106)
This is the first book to deal comprehensively with the real reasons gay men are becoming sick in ways that are called AIDS. The editors, John Lauritsen and Ian Young, and the other six contributors to The AIDS Cult examine psychological and cultural issues the ways religious intolerance, group fantasies, toxic rugs, pharmaceutical propaganda, deadly counselling, and a Cult of Doom have acted together to destroy the health of gay men. In his Introduction Ian Young writes: The orthodox view of our protracted health crisis as a highly infectious contagion from without has been found wanting.... we must seek the causes of this and other medical dilemmas in our own society, our own assumptions, our group-fantasies, our regimens, our recreations, and our rituals.
Promoting the Health of the Gay Community
October 6th, 2015
More gay individuals and their families want culturally appropriate information as well as support and referral. The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with strategies that promote cultural competency when treating and caring for gay patients, supporting the concept of patient-centered care. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Positioning Identities: Lesbians and gays Experiences with mental health care
June 30th, 2006
ISBN 1598742922 (ISBN13: 9781598742923)
How do lesbians and gays negotiate their sexual identities in mental health care contexts? How do they manage the institutional homophobia and heterosexism embedded in health care practice and practitioners? Using interpretive phenomenology, Hazel Platzer overturns limiting dualisms to describe the ways in which lesbians and gays are silenced and pathologized in their mental health care encounters, how they resist, and how their resistance can restrict access to care. She highlights the difficulties of researching a sensitive topic with a relatively “hidden” population and devises innovative techniques for handling bias and a multi-methods approach to the phenomenological study of experience and identities. She then offers proactive steps toward creating a health care environment in which lesbian and gay identities are normalized, improving both access to and quality of health care.
Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability
September 16th, 1999
ISBN 158005028X (ISBN13: 9781580050289)
In looking at the intersection of sexuality and disability, this nonfiction anthology challenges readers to confront how America deals with difference. Writers represent a broad range of disabilities (chronic fatigue syndrome, manic depression, cerebral palsy) as well as a variety of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds.
Current Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
September 1st, 2006
ISBN 1560236604 (ISBN13: 9781560236603)
Most literature that explores LGBT health issues concentrates on HIV/AIDS while leaving research studies on other vital issues lacking. Current Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health addresses this inadequacy by presenting a broad range of LGBT health issues from an interdisciplinary and mixed-method perspective. Leading experts present both quantitative and qualitative descriptions of health issues among various population groups, focusing on those topics poorly represented in present-day literature. This book is a strong start to fill in the blanks about unrealized health issues of LGBT individuals and offers insights into the resources needed to address them.
Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth
April 20th, 2009
ISBN 0415994829 (ISBN13: 9780415994828)
Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent experiences of transgendered persons. Addressing the differences between male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) individuals and identifying the specific challenges of transgender persons from diverse races, cultures, and religious backgrounds, this compelling book offers suggestions that will help social workers and the youths' families learn more about the reality of transgender persons' lives.
Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse
August 30th, 2017
ISBN 1138942227 (ISBN13: 9781138942226)
Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse is an indispensable go-to book for understanding male sexual victimization. It has become increasingly clear since the 1980s that men and boys, like women and girls, are sexually abused and assaulted in alarming numbers. Yet there have been few resources available to victims, th*eir loved ones, or those trying to help them. Richard B. Gartner was in the vanguard of clinicians treating male sexual victimization and has written extensively about it, initially in professional papers, then in his landmark 1999 book for clinicians Betrayed as Boys.
QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology
November 12th, 2015
ISBN 1941960022 (ISBN13: 9781941960028)
Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics by 48 writers from around the world, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology proves that intersectionality isn't just a buzzword. It's a penetrating and unforgettable look into the hearts and souls of those defiant enough to explore their own vulnerabilities and demonstrate their own strengths. Here is a gathering of people with the transformative-and political-power of love that transcends gender and ability. Ignorance is the biggest barrier.
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
June 28th, 2008
ISBN 1573443182 (ISBN13: 9781573443180)
This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college. What do you do when your toddler daughter's first sentence is that she's a boy? What will happen when your preschool son insists on wearing a dress to school? Is this ever just a phase? How can you explain this to your neighbors and family? How can parents advocate for their children in elementary schools? What are the current laws on the rights of transgender children? What do doctors specializing in gender variant children recommend? What do the therapists say?
The Advocate Guide to Gay Men's Health and Wellness
January 1st, 2008
ISBN 1593500408 (ISBN13: 9781593500405)
Focusing on prevention, lifestyle modification, and healthcare, Dr. Frank Spinelli has channeled his years of experience and research in order to create a comprehensive medical guide for gay men. Covering topics ranging from immunization, physical exams, depression, substance abuse, and andropause, New York City’s “hottest gay doctor” has compiled his knowledge into an invaluable guide specifically created for gay men.
Today's Transgender Youth: Health, Well-Being, and Opportunities for Resilience
April 2nd, 2019
ISBN 036720889X (ISBN13: 9780367208899)
The contributions in this volume advance the scholarship regarding the health and well-being of gender expansive young people, at a time where a plethora of recent legislation has limited and removed sundry rights of transgender individuals. While previous scholarship identified disparities among transgender youth, this book approaches resiliency from multiple lenses - from school-based clubs as tools for engagement in advocacy, to proactivity and self-care as strategies to mitigate struggles. These empirical chapters focus on diverse contexts across different countries including Canada, the USA and Australia.
Good for You: A Handbook on Lesbian Health and Wellbeing
September 1st, 1997
ISBN 0304336327 (ISBN13: 9780304336326)
No-nonsense approach to lesbian health issues that takes a wide-ranging look at all aspects of lesbian healthcare. Provides for the groundswell of interest in lesbian health issues internationally with informed writing on topics affecting lesbians today, e.g. cancer, the psychiatric system and mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, artificial insemination and child care, maintaining good relationships, aging, minority stress, dealing with medical professionals.
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Gay Sex, Gay Health: All You Need to Know About Gay Sex and Sexual Health
October 5th, 2006
ISBN 0091912628 (ISBN13: 9780091912628)
With rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and sexual problems at an all-time high Gay Sex, Gay Health is essential reading for all gay men, with informed advice on sexual, physical and emotional problems, including practicing safe sex and taking responsibility for oneself. Serious and authoritative in tone but also upbeat and informal in style, the book also includes sections on gay sex and variations in sexual activities, recreational drugs associated with gay sex and up-to-date statistics and case studies.
The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service
February 15th, 2006
ISBN 1560234954 (ISBN13: 9781560234951)
Public health services for sexual minorities have suffered from practitioners' lack of knowledge about sexual or gender orientation, specific health concerns, and inherent system homophobia and heterosexism. The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service provides a unique focus on LGBT public health, offering positive direction for practitioners looking for guidance in methods to ensure a healthy community for all while taking into consideration the special needs of sexual minorities.
Culture and Sexual Risk
June 22nd, 1995
ISBN 2884491317 (ISBN13: 9782884491310)
Brummelhuis and Herdt provide an intense examination of sexual risk and its cultural configurations heretofore missing from the AIDS literature. The chapters on Western gay men speak to the pressing methodological, conceptual and theoretical needs in HIV/AIDS research while providing an understanding and documentation of gay men's lives within the emerging corpus of lesbian and gay studies. Chapters on the Philippines, Brazil, Haiti and Africa explore the cultural, political and economic contexts surrounding the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS in these cultures.
Transforming Practice: A Transgender Resource for Health Care Providers
January 21st, 2013
ISBN 0991798902 (ISBN13: 9780991798902)
In our experience our trans friends frequently have to educate their healthcare providers and therapists- not to mention the general public- about trans issues, so hopefully this book can grease the wheels for many of them so there's a peer reviewed book/study they can point to that dispels the myth that trans men and people anywhere on the gender spectrum are prone to mental illness and unhappiness. This book has first hand interviews of trans men talking about positive experiences and even describing their transition process as enjoyable.
LGBT Psychology and Mental Health: Emerging Research and Advances
October 27th, 2017
ISBN 1440843376 (ISBN13: 9781440843372)
LGBT Psychology and Mental Health: Emerging Research and Advances brings together concise, substantive reviews of what is new or on the horizon in science and in key areas of clinical practice. It will equip professionals at institutions with mental health programs that deal with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues with information and insight to help psychologists, mental health clinicians, and counselors better serve the LGBT populations that, increasingly, are seeking their services.
Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights: How to Protect Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Family
December 1st, 2006
ISBN 1564148963 (ISBN13: 9781564148964)
Written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand style, this long-awaited title provides all the information you need to protect yourself and your partner during routine medical care, an illness or crisis and when planning for the future. It covers a range of issues important to every gay person, his or her partner and family, including: telling your doctor you are gay or lesbian; policies concerning blood, organ and sperm donations; finding GLBT-friendly therapists, couples therapists and addiction-treatment facilities; finding and qualifying for drug trials; and accessing infertility treatment. Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights goes on to explain how to protect your rights using health care directives, living wills, hospital visitation authorization, wills, emergency contact cards, DNRs, assisted suicide and powers of attorney.
Man to Man: Gay Men's Health Made Easy
June 15th, 2015
What’s the biggest risk to your health? Being gay or being a man? The answer is a bit of both. Men are generally less healthy than women and gay men generally less healthy than our straight brethren. The good news is that a few little changes can make a big difference. MAN TO MAN also answers all the frequently-asked questions on the male tackle. WARNING: Reading this booklet could seriously improve your health.
Recruiting, Assessing and Supporting Lesbian And Gay Carers And Adopters: A Good Practice Guide For Social Workers
September 12th, 2005
ISBN 1903699835 (ISBN13: 9781903699836)
Reframing Bodies: AIDS, Bearing Witness, and the Queer Moving Image
December 2nd, 2009
ISBN 082234601X (ISBN13: 9780822346012)
In Reframing Bodies, Roger Hallas illuminates the capacities of film and video to bear witness to the cultural, political, and psychological imperatives of the AIDS crisis. He explains how queer films and videos made in response to the AIDS epidemics in North America, Europe, Australia, and South Africa challenge longstanding assumptions about both historical trauma and the politics of gay visibility. Drawing on a wide range of works, including activist tapes, found footage films, autobiographical videos, documentary portraits, museum installations, and even film musicals, Hallas reveals how such “queer AIDS media” simultaneously express both immediacy and historical consciousness.
A Guide to Transgender Health: State-of-the-art Information for Gender-Affirming People and Their Supporters
June 30th, 2019
Provides the most up-to-date information on transgender science and its applications, for gender-diverse people, their supporters, and the professionals who assist them to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives.
Reaching the Rainbow: A Guide for Marketing Your Mental Health Practice to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients
January 29th, 2013
Reaching the Rainbow: A Guide for Marketing Your Mental Health Practice to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients is a easy to follow guide to helping you successfully market your counseling services to the LGBT population. In this guide, you will discover how to connect with potential referral sources, develop marketing materials, and create an online presence specific to LGBT individual and families.
Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality
April 18th, 2006
ISBN 0801883059 (ISBN13: 9780801883057)
At a time when medical technologies make it ever easier to enhance our minds and bodies, a debate has arisen about whether such efforts promote a process of "normalization," which makes it ever harder to tolerate the natural anatomical differences among us. The debate becomes especially complicated when it addresses the surgical alteration, or "shaping," of children. This volume explores the ethical and social issues raised by the recent proliferation of surgeries designed to make children born with physical differences look more normal.
The Health Of Sexual Minorities: Public Health Perspectives On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Population
December 15th, 2006
ISBN 0387288716 (ISBN13: 9780387288710)
The first book of its kind, this resource offers a multidimensional picture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health across clinical and social disciplines to give readers a full and nuanced understanding of these diverse populations. Here are real-world matters of definition and self-definition (including sexual identity, gender identity, and anti-identity), meticulous analyses of stressor and health outcomes, a extensive coverage of research methodology concerns, and critical insights into the sociopolitical context of LGBT individuals' health and lives.
Being Gay, Staying Healthy
September 1st, 2009
ISBN 1422218643 (ISBN13: 9781422218648)
Describes health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
LGBTQ Clients in Therapy: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies
March 20th, 2018
ISBN 1324000481 (ISBN13: 9781324000488)
This book covers topics such as how to avoid making the common mistake of believing that "a couple is a couple," thus treating LGBTQ couples the same as their heterosexual counterparts; how to treat clients struggling in "mixed" orientation marriages and relationships (straight and LGBTQ spouses in the same couple); and how to work with all clients who have non-heteronormative sexual behaviors and practices. Perhaps most importantly, the book discusses covert cultural sexual abuse (the trauma suffered from having to suppress one's own sexual and gender identity) as well as the difficult process of coming out to family and friends.
Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
February 13th, 2019
Drawing on the black feminist tradition, including Audre Lourde’s invitation to use the erotic as power and Toni Cade Bambara’s exhortation that we make the revolution irresistible, the contributors to this volume take up the challenge to rethink the ground rules of activism. Writers including Cara Page of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice, Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of This Body Is Not an Apology, and author Alexis Pauline Gumbs cover a wide array of subjects from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs—creating
AIDS, Communication, and Empowerment: Gay Male Identity and the Politics of Public Health Messages
April 9th, 1996
ISBN 1560238844 (ISBN13: 9781560238843)
AIDS, Communication, and Empowerment examines the cultural construction of gay men in light of discourse used in the media's messages about HIV/AIDS--messages often represented as educational, scientific, and informational but which are, in fact, politically charged. The book offers a compelling and substantive look at the social consequences of communication about HIV/AIDS and the reasons for the successes and failures of contemporary health communication. This analysis is important because it provides a reading of health communication from a marginal perspective, one that has often been kept silent in mainstream academic research.
Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling For Lesbians And Gay Men
October 22nd, 2002
ISBN 0761917691 (ISBN13: 9780761917694)
Affirmative Psychotherapy and Counseling for Lesbians and Gay Men offers a broad base of research, practice, and advocacy information about the special counseling needs of gays and lesbians. Authors Jeffrey N. Chernin and Melissa R. Johnson discuss universal themes as they apply to lesbian and gay clients, as well as issues unique to lesbians and gay men, including the treatment of same-sex couples and families, ethnic minority issues, and living with HIV/AIDS. They present sensible information on how to provide a safe therapeutic environment and how to interpret and apply psychological assessments.
Gay and Lesbian Mental Health: A Source book for Practitioners
September 25th, 1996
ISBN 1560239360 (ISBN13: 9781560239369)
As a source book on many mental health issues, Gay and Lesbian Mental Health covers eleven principle issues that gays and lesbians may face during their lifetimes, and it suggests ways for readers to begin improving the lives of gays and lesbians in many different areas, including parenting, eating disorders, coming out, aging, gay men's self-image, dual needs of ethnic homosexuals, adolescence as a homosexual, need and use of support groups, parental guidance of homosexual children, adult partners of adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and spirituality. Each chapter of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health is written by experts in the field who are able, through their professional and personal experience, to facilitate reader understanding of the particular topics covered.
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Health and Aging
October 17th, 2018
This text addresses the specific lack of clinical educational support for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals as they age. Chapters are written by multidisciplinary healthcare experts who present topical discussions in five critical areas: essential foundational information needed to understand the life experience of older TGNC people; mental and behavioral health issues; social service considerations; specific concerns for nurses; and unique long-term medical concerns for providers. In addition, special attention is placed on providing care for TGNC veteran populations, including strategies to access social services and Social Security, and developing support networks.
Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men
July 15th, 1999
ISBN 1560239263 (ISBN13: 9781560239260)
Discover how gay men's health care can be improved! Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men explores how social prejudices embedded in scientific research and practice often act as a detriment to gay men's health. This book provides an agenda for addressing heterosexism in the health sciences and in medical care while broadening approaches to gay male wellness beyond the limited scope of HIV infection. This groundbreaking book explore a number of neglected concerns affecting the sexual health of gay men, calling for the recognition of their scientific, political, and cultural significance. In Smearing the Queer, gay men, HIV prevention workers, health care providers, mental health professionals, policymakers,
AIDS, Identity, and Community: The HIV Epidemic and Lesbians and Gay Men
May 9th, 1995
ISBN 0803953615 (ISBN13: 9780803953611)
The gay community has been hit hard by the AIDS epidemic in the United States and in much of Europe; as a result, the gay and lesbian community has been forced to examine existing notions of what it means to be gay and to belong to a community based on sexual orientation. This book explores gay and lesbian sexual behavior, personal identity and community membership from diverse perspectives. Chapters report the authors' own AIDS-related research and include discussions of AIDS in both large urban centers, such as New York and San Francisco, and in less populated settings outside the AIDS epicenters.
Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health
May 8th, 2015
This 2nd edition of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, reflects clinical and social changes since the publication of the first edition. Written by leading experts in the field of LGBT health in conjunction with The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, one of the most trusted and respected community-based research, education, and care centers, this edition continues to present the important issues facing patients and practitioners.
Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma
July 25th, 2014
ISBN 0814724124 (ISBN13: 9780814724125)
In Fat Gay Men, Jason Whitesel delves into the world of Girth & Mirth, a nationally known social club dedicated to big gay men, illuminating the ways in which these men form identities and community in the face of adversity. In existence for over forty years, the club has long been a refuge and ‘safe space’ for such men. Both a partial insider as a gay man and an outsider to Girth & Mirth, Whitesel offers an insider’s critique of the gay movement, questioning whether the social consequences of the failure to be height-weight proportionate should be so extreme in the gay community.
The Gay Men's Wellness Guide: The National Lesbian And Gay Health Association's Complete Book Of Physical, Emotional, And Mental Health And Well Being For Every Gay Male
January 1st, 1998
ISBN 0805047727 (ISBN13: 9780805047721)
Gay men are disproportionately affected by certain ailments, and in addition, diseases often take on different manifestations in gay men than in straight men. In some urban gay communities, hepatitis B is in epidemic proportions; one in two men are HIV-positive; 54 percent are taking care of a seriously ill friend; and a third of gay men have sought the advice of a therapist. Few comprehensive resources exist today to give the 14 million gay men in America general information tailored specifically to our sexual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
HIV + Sex: The Psychosocial And Interpersonal Dynamics Of HIV Seropositive Gay And Bisexual Men's Relationships
January 1st, 2005
ISBN 1591472458 (ISBN13: 9781591472452)
HIV is no longer a death sentence and persons with HIV are living longer, healthier and more sexually active lives. Nevertheless, the sexual practices for gay men living with HIV have largely been ignored. This book illuminates the struggles faced by HIV-positive gay and bisexual men as sexual beings, but also describes the myriad ways in which many of these men are able to celebrate their sexuality. This distinctive and timely volume offers meaningful and practical information for anyone working with HIV seropositive gay and bisexual men in both research and service domains.
Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Mental Health
January 5th, 2005
ISBN 0789026813 (ISBN13: 9780789026811)
This essential guide presents up-to-date, evidence-based information that can be implemented to improve mental health services for lesbian and bisexual women in a variety of settings. It examines the systemic factors that play a role in their psychological and emotional well-being, and presents new research on protective factors that play an important role when lesbian/bisexual women face depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work
May 15th, 2015
ISBN 1447309685 (ISBN13: 9781447309680)
This pioneering study examines inequalities experienced by LGBT people in health care and considers the role of social work in addressing the inequity. The book is organized into three parts: the first provides a policy context in four countries, the second examines social work practice in tackling health inequalities, and the third considers research and pedagogic developments. The volume’s distinctive international approach features practice vignettes as well as key theoretical perspectives on the components of health inequalities, including social determinants of health, minority stress, ecological approaches, and human rights.
The Lesbian Health Guide
May 28th, 1994
ISBN 1895564026 (ISBN13: 9781895564020)
Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide
March 17th, 2008
ISBN 0393704971 (ISBN13: 9780393704976)
It has been over three decades since the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a category of deviant behavior from the DSM. Same-sex marriage is recognized in certain states, gay-straight alliances are springing up in high schools across the country, and major religious denominations are embracing gay clergy. Yet despite the sea change of attitudes toward homosexuality, many well-meaning straight therapists are still at a loss as to how to effectively counsel their gay and lesbian clients. This book will offer straight therapists the tools they need to counsel gay and lesbian clients effectively.
Identity and mental health among gay White men: The interrelations of race, gender and sexual orientation
ISBN 0549858091 (ISBN13: 9780549858096)
Scholars argue that identities develop through dynamic interactions with the environment, involving complex processes of internalizing beliefs, behaviors and values that structure one's understanding of self and their surrounding world. Research demonstrates that one's environment plays a key role in human development, self-construal, resiliency and overall mental health. A review of the literature demonstrates that internalized cultural messages about salient reference groups---such as race, gender or sexual orientation.
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
October 30th, 2018
ISBN 1551527383 (ISBN13: 9781551527383)
In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind.
Doing It for Ourselves: Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health
March 31st, 2015
ISBN 149744473X (ISBN13: 9781497444737)
DIFO contains comprehensive information on lesbian and bisexual women's health as well as the manual for a 12 week health education and support group, focusing on making healthy changes in nutrition, physical activity, and managing stress with community support. The book can be used individually, or better yet, in small groups. The book was developed as part of a federally funded research project, sponsored by the Office on Women's Health.
Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s
February 2nd, 2018
ISBN 0812294998 (ISBN13: 9780812294996)
The AIDS crisis of the 1980s looms large in recent histories of sexuality, medicine, and politics, and justly so—an unknown virus without a cure ravages an already persecuted minority, medical professionals are unprepared and sometimes unwilling to care for the sick, and a national health bureaucracy is slow to invest resources in finding a cure. Yet this widely accepted narrative, while accurate, creates the impression that the gay community lacked any capacity to address AIDS. In fact, as Katie Batza demonstrates in this path-breaking book, there was already a well-developed network of gay-health clinics in American cities when the epidemic struck, and these clinics served as the first responders to the disease.
Gays and Mental Health: Fighting Depression, Saying No to Suicide
September 1st, 2009
ISBN 1422217515 (ISBN13: 9781422217511)
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The Lesbian Health Book: Caring for Ourselves
October 20th, 1997
ISBN 1878067311 (ISBN13: 9781878067319)
Many women's health books include chapters for lesbians, but this is the only book dedicated in its entirety to lesbian healthcare. With its insight, breadth of knowledge and resource listings, "The Lesbian Health Book" is destined to become "the" health and wellness manual for lesbians and their healthcare providers.
Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Non-Conforming People
January 1st, 2012
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation of Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People. The SOC are based on the best available science and expert professional consensus.
Transgender Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care
June 21st, 2018
ISBN 1785922017 (ISBN13: 9781785922015)
This guide provides accessible and practical advice on tailoring the social and ethical aspects of practice to the needs of each individual. Beyond setting out how clinical procedures should work for gender reassignment, it explains how to use language and pronouns in a respectful way, provides information on transgender services and resources, and offers insights into the challenges commonly faced by transgender people in both medical and social contexts. Based on cutting edge research and the lived experience of the author as a non-binary person, this is essential reading for all those working to meet the needs of transgender people in healthcare settings.
Top Health Issues For LGBT Populations: Information and Resource Kit
January 18th, 2013
ISBN 0160916240 (ISBN13: 9780160916243)
Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services. The information and resource kit contain seven fact sheets as well as PowerPoint slides that can be used individually or together. DHHS Publication No. SMA 12-4684
A Recent History of Lesbian and Gay Psychology: From Homophobia to LGBT
September 13th, 2017
This ground-breaking text explores the contemporary history of how psychological research, practice, and theory has engaged with gay and lesbian movements in the United States and beyond, over the last 50 years. Peter Hegarty examines the main strands of research in lesbian and gay psychology that have emerged since the de-pathologizing of homosexuality in the 1970s that followed from the recognition of homophobia and societal prejudice.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues: Selections from the American Journal of Public Health
January 1st, 2001
ISBN 0875530141 (ISBN13: 9780875530147)
Articles cover health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, and sexuality. Plastic-comb binding.
Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth: Research, Policy and Practice for Health and Social Care Professionals
January 21st, 2019
ISBN 1785924257 (ISBN13: 9781785924255)
This expert guide to working with transgender and gender variant youth offers ways to make positive change to service provision for practitioners working with this group. Based on the latest research, the recommendations made by the author are backed up by statistics and data and refer to first-hand stories and experiences. Exploring four key areas - mental health, physical health, sexual health and social health - the book sets out exactly what professionals need to know in relation to these areas and how to support trans youth in these circumstances. Providing clarity on a range of topics, this is the perfect overview for practitioners, as well as a useful text for students and researchers.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare: A Clinical Guide to Preventive, Primary, and Specialist Care
February 17th, 2016
Written by experienced clinicians and edited by Vanderbilt Program for LGBT Health faculty, this book contains up-to- date expertise from physicians renowned for their work in LGBT health. This important text fills an informational void about the practical health needs of LGBT patients in both the primary care and specialty settings remains, and serves as a guide for LGBT preventive and specialty medicine that can be utilized within undergraduate medical education, residency training, and medical practice. Beginning with a short review of LGBT populations and health disparities, it largely focuses on the application and implementation of LGBT best practices within all realms of medical care. In addition, the book offers recommendations for the integration of LGBT health into systems-based practice by addressing intake forms and electronic health records, as well as evidence-based emerging concerns in LGBT health.
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation
September 1st, 1999
ISBN 0896086054 (ISBN13: 9780896086050)
Exile & Pride established Eli Clare as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability. With this critical tenth-anniversary edition, the groundbreaking publication secures its position as essential to the history of queer and disability politics, and, through significant new material that boldly interrogates and advances the original text, to its future as well. Clare’s writing on his experiences as a gender queer activist/writer with cerebral palsy permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation, and yet Exile & Pride is much too great in scope to be defined by even these two issues. Instead it offers an intersectional framework for understanding how our bodies actually experience the politics of oppression, power, and resistance.
Health Care For Lesbians And Gay Men: Confronting Homophobia And Heterosexism
September 6th, 1996
ISBN 1560230797 (ISBN13: 9781560230793)
Health Care for Lesbians and Gay Men educates practitioners about the special needs of gay and lesbian patients and how to look critically at the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on the provision of care. It provides an overview of critical health care issues for lesbians and gay men and offers concrete suggestions to health practitioners and social workers on how to address these issues in order to guarantee the best care for their patients and clients. Authors in Health Care for Lesbians and Gay Men give health care providers and mental health workers practical interventions; suggestions for advocacy, social change, grassroots efforts, and alternative programs; and lessons about how to use existing procedures to more effectively meet the unique health care needs of gays and lesbians.
Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary People with Disabilities or Illnesses: A Good Practice Guide for Health and Care Provision
August 1st, 2019
Feminist, Queer, Crip
May 1st, 2013
ISBN 0253009227 (ISBN13: 9780253009227)
In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able- mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.
LGBTQ Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity
November 16th, 2017
ISBN 1496394607 (ISBN13: 9781496394606)
Drawn from real-world experience and current research, the fully updated LGBTQ Cultures, 3rd Edition paves the way for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients. This vital guide fills the LGBTQ awareness gaps, including replacing myths and stereotypes with facts, and measuring the effects of social stigma on health. Vital for all nursing specialties, this is the seminal guide to actively providing appropriate, culturally sensitive care to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
December 16th, 2016
ISBN 1498535763 (ISBN13: 9781498535762)
Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation focuses on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of health, and considers both risk and resiliency factors for the Black LGBT population. Contributors to this collection intimately understand the associations between health and intersectional anti- Black racism, heterosexism, homonegativity, biphobia, transphobia, and social class. This collection fills a gap in current scholarship by providing information about an array of health issues like cancer, juvenile incarceration, depression that affect all subpopulations of Black LGBT people, especially Black bisexual-identified women, Black bisexual-identified men, and Black transgender men.
LGBT Issues: Looking Beyond Categories
November 12th, 2009
ISBN 1906716056 (ISBN13: 9781906716059)
The editors of this book provide a thought-provoking resource for anyone concerned with sexuality and gender identity in health and social care settings. With a Scottish focus, drawing on current research and debates, the book's contributors explore some of the tensions between the different ways in which sexuality is understood and experienced. A focus is on how categories like lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual shape everyday practice and service use.