The Health of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender People

The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309210652


The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People Book Description :

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. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

Transgender Health Issues

Transgender Health Issues


  • Author : Sarah Boslaugh
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-08-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440858888


Transgender Health Issues Book Description :

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. • Confronts a topic that has historically been ignored by researchers and public health officials • Examines key issues that affect transgender individuals, such as discrimination and access to health services • Offers illuminating case studies that use engaging real-world scenarios to highlight key ideas and debates discussed in the book • Provides a Directory of Resources to guide readers to reliable sources of additional information

Current Issues in Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Health

Current Issues in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health


  • Author : Jay Harcourt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136576003


Current Issues in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health Book Description :

Learn what resources are needed for lesser-recognized LGBT health issues 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. Methods to assess sexual orientation and gender identity are not normally found in most population-based research. Because of the diversity within the relatively small LGBT population, research has been forced to generalize, making it less likely to effectively contribute to quality health issue data for these individuals. The research presented in Current Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health takes particular care to specify how the orientation and sexual identity of study participants was measured. This book carefully mines previously unrevealed health disparities among LGBT populations across a broad spectrum of diseases—beyond the standard focus on HIV/AIDS. The most current and important studies are presented, including rare research on transgender health issues. The chapters are extensively referenced, and several include figures and tables to clarify and enhance understanding of the information. The wide range of topics in Current Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health include: the inclusion of sexual orientation questions in research studies comparison of mental health issues between women of different sexual orientations mental health issues among men of different sexual

Health Issues When You re Transgender

Health Issues When You re Transgender


  • Author : Susan Meyer
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499464627


Health Issues When You re Transgender Book Description :

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 Fenway Guide to Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Health

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health


  • Author : Harvey J. Makadon
  • Publisher : ACP Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 193051395X


The Fenway Guide to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health Book Description :

The Fenway Guide provides guidance, practical guidelines, and discussions of clinical issues pertinent to the LGBT patient and community. It also focuses on helping healthcare professionals gain a better understanding of the LGBT population, the LGBT life continuum, health promotion and disease prevention, transgender health, and patient communication and the office environment, The Fenway Guide is truly a one-of-a kind comprehensive resource!The healthcare issues surrounding sexual minorities is an area in which little research and few studies have been conducted. Written in conjunction with the world renowned Fenway Community Clinic, The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking further knowledge and guidance on sexual minority health care.

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Health Issues

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health Issues


  • Author : American Public Health Association
  • Publisher : Amer Public Health Assn
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106017644573


Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health Issues Book Description :

Papers from medical and social service professionals covering an array of health topics of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community in the United States.

The Handbook of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Public Health

The Handbook of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Public Health


  • Author : Michael Shankle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136573552


The Handbook of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Public Health Book Description :

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 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 reader's circumstances. The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bi

Mental Health Issues in Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Communities

Mental Health Issues in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Communities


  • Author : Billy E. Jones
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release Date : 2008-08-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781585627707


Mental Health Issues in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Communities Book Description :

Over the last three decades, the visibility -- and public acceptance -- of self-identified lesbian women and gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals has increased dramatically, making it more important than ever to understand the dynamics of their relationships. This timely work, part of Volume 21 in the Review of Psychiatry series, offers compelling facts and insights in a concise yet comprehensive format, bringing together the latest research and clinical practice in this rapidly evolving field. Chapter 1 details normal adolescent development and the extra challenges imposed by the development of a sexual identity that is different from that of most of their peers, including the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender role models. Chapter 2 presents a rare discussion about theoretical models (managing a concealable stigma, minority stress and resilience, and coping with multiple minority statuses) and empirical data on aging as a stigmatized sexual minority, including the similarities and differences of aging between the sexual minority communities and the heterosexual community and special issues in working with aging ethnic minority gay men, lesbians, and bisexual persons. Chapter 3 breaks new ground by detailing the expanding role of the psychiatrist or other mental health professional as forensic expert and therapist -- requiring not only an in-depth understanding of lesbian and gay mental health issues, but also the often-daunting task of encouraging and teaching judges and juries to better understand these issues as they relate to discriminatory laws in child custody/visitation, workplace harassment/other discrimination, domestic violence, and immigration/asylum. Chapter 4 covers both the three types of etiological theories on homosexuality presented in the scientific literature and an historical overview of clinical attitudes toward homosexuality, from early modern theories (Karl Ulrichs, Krafft-Ebing, and Freud) to the present day, reporti

Transgender 101
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Transgender 101


  • Author : Nicholas M Teich
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231504270


Transgender 101 Book Description :

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. The volume covers the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder/Gender Dysphoria and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Featuring men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications, this book is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members.

Guidelines for Transgender Care

Guidelines for Transgender Care


  • Author : Walter O. Bockting
  • Publisher : Informa Health Care
  • Release Date : 2007-08-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 0789036118


Guidelines for Transgender Care Book Description :

Get the tools to effectively meet the needs of transgender people in your community Guidelines for Transgender Care is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for training practitioners to meet the healthcare and social services needs of transgender people in their community. Based on a collaboration between community-based health professionals in British Columbia and international experts in transgender health, these guidelines address both the transition-related needs of transsexuals and also the broader health issues of crossdressers, drag kings/queens, androgynous individuals, Two Spirit individuals, and people who are bi- or multi-gendered. This practical handbook is an essential resource for community-based family physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, speech therapists, and other clinicians with an interest in transgender care. Improving transgender individuals’ access to health and social services takes not only awareness of and sensitivity to transgender health concerns but also clinical competency. Guidelines for Transgender Care explains a wide range of clinical issues practitioners need to consider when providing health and social services for transgender individuals, and suggests evidence-based best practice guidelines relating to primary medical care, mental health care, care of transgender adolescents, hormone therapy, sex reassignment surgery, speech/voice change, and social and medical advocacy. Frameworks for comprehensive training of community-based professionals is also discussed. Each chapter is extensively referenced. Topics in Guidelines for Transgender Care discussed include: primary medical care counseling clinical management of gender dysphoria ethics, the law, and psychosocial issues endocrine therapy sex reassignment surgery (SRS) transgender speech feminization and masculinization case advocacy training community-based clinicians Guidelines for Transgender Care is crucial, insightful information for health practitioners of all types, social