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.

The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service

Title:      The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Service
Categories:      LGBT Issues
ResourceID:      1560234954
ISBN-10(13):      1560234954
Publisher:      Routledge
Publication date:      2006-02-23
Edition:      1st
Number of pages:      418
Language:      Not specified
Price:      USD 49.95
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover

Product 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, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health discusses:
  • the inequities in health care for LGBT people
  • overt prejudice, discrimination, disdain, or outright denial of services
  • assumption by health professionals of risk factors based on sexual or gender orientation rather than individual behaviors and health history
  • unwitting expression of biases of many public health practitioners
  • the effect of social stigma on public health care services
  • LGBT cultural competency framework for institutions of higher learning and professional organizations
  • LGBT awareness, sensitivity, and competency training
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • reproductive cancers
  • intimate partner violence
  • noncommunicable diseases among gay and bisexual men
  • ’down low’ behavior (avowed straight men with spouses having sex with other men) as public health issue
  • AIDS-related malignancies
  • transsexuals and transphobia
  • hormonal therapy
  • sex reassignment surgery (SRS)
  • mental health needs of transsexuals, cross-dressers, and intersex individuals
  • barriers to health care access
  • insurance systems
  • confidentiality of medical records
  • substance use
  • health care issues for LGBT youth and young adults
  • health care needs of LGBT elders
  • recommendations for improvement of health and welfare services

The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health is a one-of-a-kind resource for LGBT public health issues, essential for public health professionals, practitioners, health services professionals, substance abuse counselors, disease intervention specialists, public health advisors, community health service administrators, community based agencies, and community health nurses. Educators in community hea

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