AM:STARs: LGBTQ Youth : Enhancing Care for Gender and Sexual Minorities

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AM:STARs is the official publication of the AAP Section on Adolescent Health. Published 2 times a year, it offers adolescent specialists and primary care physicians timely information on matters relating to adolescent health and wellness. This volume addresses special issues facing sexual and gender minority youth in areas such as primary care, behavioral health, substance abuse, medical management updates, surgical options, and changing health care laws. Additional information is provided on working with schools, teams, churches, and the community at large for the benefit of LGBTQ and youths in other vulnerable populations with whom they interact for a rounded wellness approach. Letters and stories from the patient perspective provide first-hand insight for empathetic care.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 201 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 272.16g
  • Elk Grove Village, United States
  • English
  • 1610021363
  • 9781610021364

Table of contents

1. The Stress of Being a Minority: LGBTQ Youths' Intersection with Other Vulnerable Populations
2. Primary Care for Sexual Minority and Gender Minority Youth
3. Behavioral Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
4. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
5. Substance Abuse among Sexual Minority and Gender Minority Youth
6. Hot Topics and Fresh Paradigms in Gender, Diversity, and Care
7. Medical Management Updates for Gender Minority Youth and Difficult Cases
8. Surgical Options for Gender Minority Youth
9. Changing Health Care Laws
10. Working with Schools, Teams, Churches, and the Community
11. Letters and Stories -- The Patient Perspective
12. Thoughts on the Future of LGBTQ Youth
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Review quote

"This is a great guide for practitioners. This book provides a thorough overview of medical, psychosocial, and cultural topics affecting the LGBTQ youth community." - Karyn Gerstle, MD, MPH, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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About American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health

The Section on Adolescent Health (SOAH) provides an educational, representative forum for pediatricians who are interested in the health care of adolescents, and enables members to meet for the purpose of initiation, discussion and development of ideas and programs which will improve the health care of young people in their second decade of life. It provides an educational forum for the membership at large in expanding their basic pediatric knowledge and skills to include the adolescent patient.

Michelle Forcier, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Assistant Dean of Admissions at Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University. She graduated from Brown University, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, University of Utah Pediatrics. She obtained her MPH in epidemiology and preventive medicine training while doing a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has been doing community based and academic adolescent primary care, along with gender, sexuality, and reproductive justice work for 20 years. She provides advanced family planning care and services for LGB and transgender persons in the New England community.

Joanna Brown, MD, MPH, serves as Associate Medical Director for a federally qualified health center, and teaches family medicine residents about adolescent medical homes. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University Department of Family Medicine in Rhode Island. She is the former Medical Director at a juvenile detention center, where she directed a patient-centered medical home facilitation initiative. She trained as an adolescent medicine fellow at Boston Children's Hospital, received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and her Masters in Public Health from Harvard.

Robert T Brown, MD, is a recently retired Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ. Prior to that he was Chair of Pediatrics at Chester-Crozer (PA) Hospital. He also is a Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he was Chief of the Section of Adolescent Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr Brown is a former president of the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and former chair of the Section of Adolescent Health of the AAP. He has co-authored 4 textbooks of Adolescent Medicine, and he has edited several journal issues. Recently he served as founding co-editor of the AAP PREP: Adolescent Medicine on-line CME program.
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