This is the first concise handbook on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) health in the past few years. It breaks the myths, breaks the silence, and breaks new ground on this subject. This resource offers a multidimensional picture of LGBT health across clinical and social disciplines to give readers a full and nuanced understanding of these diverse populations. It contains real-world matters of definition and self-definition, 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.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 731
Weight: 3600 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 48 mm
Edition: 2007 ed.
From the reviews:
"The official `identification' of homosexuality as a disorder led to shame and fear for many men and women and their families. ... The book is particularly good at questioning stale ideologies about growing up gay and challenging assumptions about how people manage their identities at different stages of their lives. ... this is a serious and useful book that should be required reading for public health professionals." (Michael King, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 356 (23), 2007)
"This volume ... is a must read for those passionate about servicing LGBT clients or researching the population. There is valuable information contained herein. Several contributors make it clear that there are many research areas and subpopulations that are underrepresented in the literature and that there is a paucity of program offerings to meet the needs of many. The volume therefore provides a guide for those interested in pursuing or expanding a career that focuses on the physical and mental health of LGBT persons." (Michele K. Lewis, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 52 (44), 2007)
"This comprehensive volume, unique in its scope, takes a systematic approach to the current health care of sexual minorities in the field of public health. ... The research methodologies are detailed and thorough. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Large medical libraries, graduate public health programs, graduate programs in the social and behavioral sciences, and GLBT study programs; graduate students and above." (J. King, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (11), July, 2007)
"... the Meyer-Northridge compilation assembles contributions from practitioners who are considered thought leaders in their area of expertise ... the overall content provides an authoritative survey of the field." (Michael Gross and Stewart Landers, Sex Roles)