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LGBT Health

SKU# 9780826133779

Meeting the Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities

Editors:

  • K. Bryant Smalley Ph.D., Psy.D.
  • Jacob Warren Ph.D.
  • K. Nikki Barefoot Psy.D.
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LGBT Health: Meeting the Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities offers a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive view of mental, medical, and public health conditions within the LGBT community. This book examines the health outcomes and risk factors that gender and sexual minority groups face while simultaneously providing evidence-based clinical recommendations and resources for meeting their health needs. Drawing from leading scholars and practitioners of LGBT health, this holistic, centralized text synthesizes epidemiologic, medical, psychological, sociological, and public health research related to the origins of, current state of, and ways to improve LGBT health.

The award-winning editors have assembled LGBT health experts who have conducted extensive research into diverse areas of LGBT health. Sections guide the reader through the entire spectrum of LGBT health, from the historical roots of LGBT health research all the way to modern, emerging lines of inquiry to improve health among diverse gender and sexual minority groups. Specific groundbreaking coverage includes such populations as LGBT veterans; reproductive health and parenting; sexual minority persons living with chronic illness and disability, and more. This encompassing volume serves as a go-to reference, a call to action, and a guide for anyone involved in researching and improving the health of LGBT populations.

KEY FEATURES

  • Synthesizes research from the psychological, sociological, medical, and public health fields into a comprehensive discussion of LGBT health
  • Covers the continuum of health from antecedents and sociocultural determinants through specific evidence-based approaches for improving outcomes
  • Includes specific focus on a wide range of health outcomes, including topics often neglected in the field such as reproductive health and parenting, intimate partner violence, cancer, and other chronic diseases
  • Specifically investigates a variety of LGBT subgroups and their unique health needs including for LGBT veterans, transgender men and women, and racial and ethnic minorities who are LGBT
  • PowerPoint slides with discussion questions available for qualified Instructors

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 26, 2017
  • Page Count 560
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826133779

Table of Contents 

Contributors

Preface

SECTION I. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

1. Gender and Sexual Minority Health: History, Current State, and Terminology

K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, and K. Nikki Barefoot

2. Sociocultural and Systemic Barriers to Health for Gender and Sexual Minority Populations

Zachary McClain, Rosemary Thomas, and Baligh R. Yehia

3. Health Risk Behaviors in the Gender and Sexual Minority Population

Nathaniel Kralik and Daniel Skinner

SECTION II. OUTCOMES AND CONDITIONS

4. Obesity in Gender and Sexual Minority Groups

Tyler B. Mason, Robin J. Lewis, and Kristin E. Heron

5. Cancer in Gender and Sexual Minority Groups

Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Janella N. Hudson, Michelle T. Aihe, Lauren E. Wilson, and Matthew B. Schabath

6. Chronic Illnesses and Conditions in Gender and Sexual Minority Individuals

Jane A. McElroy and Maria T. Brown

7. Reproductive Health and Parenting in Gender and Sexual Minority Populations

K. Nikki Barefoot, K. Bryant Smalley, and Jacob C. Warren

8. Intimate Partner Violence Among Gender and Sexual Minority Groups

Rita M. Melendez and Jillian Crystal Salazar

9. The Needs of Gender and Sexual Minority Persons Living With Disabilities

Franco Dispenza, Tameeka L. Hunter, and Asha Kumar

10. The Mental Health of Gender and Sexual Minority Groups in Context

Tracy J. Cohn, Stephen P. Casazza, and Elizabeth M. Cottrell

11. Suicide and Self-Injury in Gender and Sexual Minority Populations

Kimberly H. McManama O’Brien, Richard T. Liu, Jennifer M. Putney, Taylor A. Burke, and Laika D. Aguinaldo

12. Substance Use Among Gender and Sexual Minority Youth and Adults

Genevieve Weber and Ashby Dodge

13. HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Within the Gender and Sexual Minority Community

Keith J. Horvath, Nicholas Yared, Sara Lammert, Alan Lifson, and Shalini Kulasingam

SECTION III. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS

14. Gender Minority Health: Affirmative Care for the Community

lore m. dickey and Colt Keo-Meier

15. The Health of Racial and Ethnic Minority Gender and Sexual Minority Populations

Jacob C. Warren, K. Bryant Smalley, and K. Nikki Barefoot

16. Bisexual Health

Jacob C. Warren, K. Bryant Smalley, and K. Nikki Barefoot

17. Advances in Research With Gender and Sexual Minority Youth in the 21st Century

Nicholas C. Heck, Lucas A. Mirabito, and Juan P. Zapata

18. Rural Gender and Sexual Minority Health

K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, Amanda Rickard, and K. Nikki Barefoot

19. Gender and Sexual Minority Military Personnel and Veterans

Nicholas Grant and Jeri Muse

20. Aging, Resilience, and Health in Gender and Sexual Minority Populations

Lake Dziengel and K. Abel Knochel

SECTION IV. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

21. Evidence-Based Approaches for Improving Gender and Sexual Minority Health by Reducing Minority Stress

Melvin C. Hampton and John E. Pachankis

22. Recommendations for Practitioners for Providing Competent Care to Gender and Sexual Minority Individuals

Matthew R. Capriotti and Annesa Flentje

23. Future Directions in Gender and Sexual Minority Health Research

K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, and K. Nikki Barefoot

Index