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Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men
     

Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men

by Sana Loue (Editor)
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441925633
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(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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