The Gender Centre Library

To borrow from our library you will first need to become a member of the library. To join our library you will need to provide identification (perhaps your driver's license or pension card), and a telephone contact. This information will be reviewed every time you borrow a book.

You will be able to borrow one book at a time, for up to two weeks at a time. This is due to the limited number of books available and the high demand from the community. Please take good care of our books, many of our resources have been removed or taken from our service and not returned. This is very unfortunate as they are part of quite a unique resource in New South Wales

Our books are purchased in limited quantities and appear on our Book List when available. If there is a book you feel the Gender Centre should have in our Library, please let us know.

You may request to submit a Lend Request to Borrow a  Book from our Library from the Catalogue below.

We also have a link to buy the Books on Amazon if you would like to.

You may also consider donating a book to the Centre if you feel it may be a valuable resource to others in our community.

Transgender and HIV: Risks, Prevention, and Care

Title:      Transgender and HIV: Risks, Prevention, and Care
Categories:      Health, Medical & Self-Help
ResourceID:      B00K1GW7TA
Authors:      Edmond J Coleman , Sheila Kirk , Walter O Bockting
ISBN-10(13):      B00K1GW7TA
Publisher:      Routledge
Publication date:      2014-02-25
Edition:      1
Number of pages:      208
Language:      Not specified
Price:      0.00
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover

Product Description
Deliver effective services to this growing population!

This volume presents the first collection of reports on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the transgender community worldwide. It includes a thorough description of the unique HIV risks of transgender people and exposes their largely neglected health and social service needs. This unique book also reports on the first generation of prevention interventions targeting this community, discusses guidelines for providing sex reassignment services to HIV-positive transsexuals, and encourages collaboration between communities at risk, researchers, and people in the helping professions.

The social stigma faced by this population adds to their risk of HIV infection. Low self-esteem, rejection, neglect, employment discrimination, disenfranchisement, and a desire for acceptance and validation are all contributing factors. Yet, as the editors point out, “On the positive side, the transgender community has been able to mobilize and empower itself, and has found a voice that no longer can be ignored. We call on transgender and nontransgender people alike to work together to advance HIV prevention and promote our sexual health.”

In Transgender and HIV you'll encounter:
  • extensive discussions of the health, social service, and HIV prevention needs of the transgender community
  • tips on how to work with marginalized communities in an empowering way
  • explorations of the sexuality of both male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals
  • first-ever findings on sex reassignment surgery on HIV-positive individuals
  • guidelines for surgery on HIV-positive transsexuals
Transgender and HIV provides much-needed and often-requested information on HIV prevalence, risks, prevention, and care for this increasingly visible community.

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