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Author Peterkin, Allan,
Title Caring for lesbian and gay people : a clinical guide / Allan Peterkin and Cathy Risdon.
Imprint Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, [2003]

Author Peterkin, Allan,
Subject Gays -- Medical care.
Lesbians -- Medical care.
Gays -- Health and hygiene.
Lesbians -- Health and hygiene.
Family Practice.
Physician-Patient Relations.
Alt Name Risdon, Cathy,
Description 1 online resource (xii, 378 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Allan D. Peterkin and Cathy Risdon begin with an overview of the history of medical relations with lesbian and gay patients, providing advice and guidelines for strengthening the doctor-patient relationship and raising the standard of care for all patients. The book then delves into a range of specific clinical issues, such as risk profiles for particular illnesses, screening for and managing sexually transmitted infections, and HIV treatment in the primary care setting. Subsequent chapters cover a wide range of topics such as mental health care and the effect of homophobia on relationships, same-sex parenting, the role that body image plays in health, and unique populations, such as lesbian and gay ethnoracial minorities, the transgendered, rural lesbian and gay people, and elders. Each chapter includes practical tips (advice on inclusive language, for example) and summaries, along with references of written and online resources. Comprehensive and detailed, this work covers physical and mental health throughout the life cycle, with equal emphasis on women's and men's health." "Based on more than twenty years of patient care and contributions to medical education and community development, this resource will greatly heighten the quality of care that clinicians, health care practitioners, and educators can provide to their patients, and will in turn provide patients and consumers with the means to take an active role in their own health care."--Jacket.
Contents 1. Why a Clinical Guide on Lesbian and Gay Health? -- 2. Improving the Doctor-Patient / Provider-Client Relationship -- 3. Lesbians' Physical and Sexual Health -- 4. Gay Men's Physical and Sexual Health -- 5. Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adolescent Physical and Mental Health -- 6. Diagnosing and Treating Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- 7. HIV Issues -- 8. The Mental Health of Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals -- 9. Substance Abuse -- 10. The Body -- 11. Relationships -- 12. Special Populations -- 13. Professional and Training Issues -- 14. Legal Issues -- Appendix A: Factors that May Indicate an Increase in Risk for Specific Diseases -- Appendix B: Sample Legal Contracts.
ISBN 9781442672741 (electronic bk.)
1442672749 (electronic bk.)
9780802048578 (bound)
0802048579 (bound)
9780802083791 (pbk.)
080208379X (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.3138/9781442672741
OCLC # 244768530
Additional Format Print version: Peterkin, Allan D. Caring for lesbian and gay people. Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2003 9780802083791 (DLC) 2003273642 (OCoLC)50938695.

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