Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

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This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge empirical research, the essays examine the social and structural factors that lead to the stigma and discrimination that LGBT populations experience.
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  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 21 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739187023
  • 9780739187029
  • 2,236,698

Table of contents

Foreword Gary L. Kreps Foreword Allan D. Peterkin Part I: Constructing Identity by Coming Out to Your Physician 1.An Introduction to the Loosely Knit Patchwork of LGBT Health Care Teresa Heinz Housel and Vickie L. Harvey 2.The Importance of Sexual Orientation Disclosure to Physicians for Women Who Have Sex with Women Karina Willes and Mike Allen 3.Coming Out Conversations and Gay/Bisexual Men's Sexual Health: A Constitutive Model Study Jimmie Manning 4.Shaping Self with the Doctor: The Construction of Identity for Trans Patients Katy Ross, Juliann C. Scholl, and Gina Castle Bell Part II: Access, Disparities and Harassment Under the Guise of Policies 5.Health Insurance Coverage For Same-Sex Couples: Disparities and Trends under DOMA Gilbert Gonzales, Ryan Moltz, and Miriam King 6.Carving Triangles into Squares: The Effects of LGBTQ Stigma Related Stressors During Youth, Adulthood, and Aging Dawn L. Strongin, Marc J. Silva, and Fredrick Smiley 7.Reproductive Physicians' Treatment of Lesbian Patients in Germany and the United States Alicia VandeVusse Part III: Silencing, Violence, and Other Forms of Intimidation of LGBT People 8.Limiting Transgender Health: Administrative Violence and Microaggressions in Health Care Systems Sonny Nordmarken and Reese Kelly 9.Women's Health, Health Care Service Utilization, and Experience of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States Bethany Coston 10.Political Activism as a Health-Giving Activity: Transforming Silence into Language and Action Michael Warren Tumolo
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This collection particularly underscores the importance of two major health policy issues-gaps in access to insurance coverage for LGBT people and discrimination against transgender people in the health system-that health professionals and those working for LGBT equality alike need to take up in earnest, especially in the era of the opportunities for change offered by the Affordable Care Act. The book explicitly frames its engagement with LGBT health issues through the framework of the unprecedented progress in public policy that has been achieved over the last five years. It demonstrates how research and policy can go hand in hand to define opportunities for change, and it will help readers from all backgrounds craft real solutions that work for LGBTQ people, our families, and our communities. -- Kellan Baker, Center for American Progress The editors' coverage of topics related to health disparities for sexual minority men and women is impressive. This comprehensive volume will be an essential resource for researchers and policy-makers, as well as health care providers and consumers, who are interested in understanding and ultimately reducing health disparities for the LGBT community. -- Robin Lewis, Old Dominion University
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About Vickie L. Harvey

Vickie L. Harvey is professor of communication studies at California State University, Stanislaus. Teresa Heinz Housel is associate professor of communication at Hope College.
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