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The Handbook of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Public Health Michael Shankle

The Handbook of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Public Health

Michael Shankle

Published April 3rd 2013
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422 pages
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Get the comprehensive resource for LGBT public health issues!Public health services for sexual minorities have suffered from practitioners’ lack of knowledge about sexual or gender orientation, specific health concerns, and inherent system homophobiaMoreGet the comprehensive resource for LGBT public health issues!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.Ignorance and fear by both practitioners and LGBT clients leads to less-than-optimum public health services. The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health extensively discusses these issues clearly, working to foster cultural competency among public health professionals. This book lays the groundwork for better understanding of LGBT health issues and their relationship to overall public health, then delves into the research on how incorporating LGBT cultural competency can improve academic institutions and continuing education programs. The problem of providing health care access and the health issues burdening each segment of the LGBT community are discussed in detail, all with a focus on providing effective solutions to tough challenges. Clear strategies are also presented for improving city, county, state, and national public health infrastructures and policies. The issue of productive and safe work environments in business and the private sector for LGBT individuals is addressed, along with a close look at the advantages—and pitfalls—of media and Internet resources. Many chapters are illustrated with tables and diagrams- each chapter is exhaustively referenced, includes useful lists of selected resources, and asks questions to spark thought on the issues as they pertain to the readers circumstances.The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health discusses:the inequities in health care for LGBT peopleovert prejudice, discrimination, disdain, or outright denial of servicesassumption by health professionals of risk factors based on sexual or gender orientation rather than individual behaviors and health historyunwitting expression of biases of many public health practitionersthe effect of social stigma on public health care servicesLGBT cultural competency framework for institutions of higher learning and professional organizationsLGBT awareness, sensitivity, and competency trainingsexually transmitted diseasesreproductive cancersintimate partner violencenoncommunicable diseases among gay and bisexual men’down low’ behavior (avowed straight men with spouses having sex with other men) as public health issueAIDS-related malignanciestranssexuals and transphobiahormonal therapysex reassignment surgery (SRS)mental health needs of transsexuals, cross-dressers, and intersex individualsbarriers to health care accessinsurance systemsconfidentiality of medical recordssubstance usehealth care issues for LGBT youth and young adultshealth care needs of LGBT eldersrecommendations for improvement of health and welfare servicesThe Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgende