Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men / Edition 1

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Here is an important work that uniquely focuses on both gay/queer-self-identified men from diverse minority communities (African American, Latino, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander) and men of these ethnic communities who have sex with men but are not gay/queer-self-identified. Each section of this edited book is devoted to a particular health issue affecting minority MSM, and consists of one or more scholarly chapters that address the particular issue.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jesus Ramirez-Valles, MPH, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This is a collection of articles on health issues, mainly from a psychological perspective, of ethnic minority men who have sex with men.
Purpose: The purpose is to go beyond the narrow view of HIV/AIDS into the health of men who have sex with men. This is a welcome contribution to the field, given the limited research on this population. Unfortunately, with a couple of exceptions, most of the chapters are on HIV/AIDS and from a somewhat limited psychological perspective.
Audience: The editor and the contributing authors bring scientific and community-level expertise to the book and many of them are well established researchers. The audience includes undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners.
Features: The book covers a variety of issues related to HIV/AIDS, such as stigma, substance use, disclosure, and identity. Unlike other compilations, this one includes narratives and cases from community members. Yet, the book does little to look beyond HIV/AIDS and its psychology.
Assessment: The strength of the book lies in its focus on ethnic minorities, a perspective not available in other books on gay men's health. A weakness is its narrow focus on psychological issues and HIV/AIDS.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387745381
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/4/2007
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Sana Loue, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. is known internationally for her HIV research with minority communities, as well as research ethics and epidemiology. She currently facilitates a group for minority MSM around issues of partner violence and abuse and is the Principal Investigator of a foundation-funded study examining the co-occurrence of mental illness and HIV risk among African-American men who have sex with men. She has authored/edited several books with Springer, including: Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health, Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research, Assessing Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Health, and Sexual Partnering, Sexual Practices, and Health.

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Table of Contents

Identities.- Defining Men who have Sex with Men (MSM).- Sexual Abuse.- Childhood Sexual Abuse and its Sequelae Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men.- Mental Illness And Substance Use.- Body Image Disturbance and its Related Disorders.- Substance Use among Minority Men who have Sex with Men.- Homelessness.- Homelessness among Substance-Using Minority Men who have Sex with Men.- “My Body and My Spirit Took Care of Me”.- HIV/AIDS.- National Trends in HIV Transmission Among Minority Men who have Sex with Men.- HIV/AIDS in Cleveland: A Case Study of One Community.- HIV, Multiple Minority Status, And Stigma.- Why Tell? Serostatus Disclosure and HIV Stigma among HIV Seropositive Asians and Pacific Islander Men who have Sex with Men in New York City.- Disclosure of HIV Status and Mental Health among Latino Men who have Sex with Men.- Building Community.- The Beyond Identities Community Center: A Community-Focused, Rights-Based Program to Address HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Among Young Men Who have Sex with Men of Color in Cleveland, Ohio.

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