Unequal Opportunity

Unequal Opportunity : Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

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Most public health students, academics, and practitioners recognise the association between racial/ethnic minority status and the disproportionate burden of preventable disease in the USA. Much less attention has been directed, however, towards the health disparities that affect gay and bisexual men. These disparities affect the lives of an estimated 5.3-7.4 million American men, and are an important concern for public health. Until very recently, the relative invisibility of this group and a paucity of empirical data have hampered attempts to identify health disparities experienced by gay and bisexual men. This book proposes to review and synthesize evidence of health disparities among gay and bisexual men, identify individual and community factors that contribute to these disparities, and articulate strategies for public health efforts to eliminate disparities. To date, these disparities have largely been discussed in isolation in the research literature in a manner that does not permit a comprehensive examination of these problems, their underlying causes, and potential solutions. Thus, a primary emphasis of the book will be to document health disparities among gay and bisexual men while also describing public health solutions to these challenges.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195301536
  • 9780195301533

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"There is a dearth of information with regard to this topic-particularly in terms of a comprehensive review where all of the most important and interesting information could be in one volume; therefore, this book does fill an important gap in the literature. I would definitely recommend moving forward with this book project."--Daniel Gentry, Ph.D., M.H.A., Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy Dept. of Health Management and Policy, St. Louis University"[T]his compilation and review is both helpful and timely. The book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as established researchers and public health practitioners...[and] provides good coverage of the primary health issues and subpopulations of concern and will serve as a guide and reference on health disparities among gay and bisexual men for researchers and students in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy makers, for years to come."--Doody's, a 4-star review! "There is a dearth of information with regard to this topic-particularly in terms of a comprehensive review where all of the most important and interesting information could be in one volume; therefore, this book does fill an important gap in the literature. I would definitely recommend moving forward with this book project."--Daniel Gentry, Ph.D., M.H.A., Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy Dept. of Health Management and Policy, St. Louis University"[T]his compilation and review is both helpful and timely. The book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as established researchers and public health practitioners...[and] provides good coverage of the primary health issues and subpopulations of concern and will serve as a guide and reference on health disparities among gay and bisexual men for researchers and students in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy makers, for years to come."--Doody's, a 4-star review! "There is a dearth of information with regard to this topic-particularly in terms of a comprehensive review where all of the most important and interesting information could be in one volume; therefore, this book does fill an important gap in the literature. I would definitely recommend moving forward with this book project."--Daniel Gentry, Ph.D., M.H.A., Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy Dept. of Health Management and Policy, St. Louis University "[T]his compilation and review is both helpful and timely. The book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as established researchers and public health practitioners...[and] provides good coverage of the primary health issues and subpopulations of concern and will serve as a guide and reference on health disparities among gay and bisexual men for researchers and students in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy makers, for years to come."--Doody's, a 4-star review!show more

Table of contents

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION; SECTION TWO: EVIDENCE OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AFFECTING GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN; SECTION THREE: CROSS-CUTTING ISSUESshow more

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