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About this book
Despite the growing body of research on minority men who have sex with men (MSM), coverage has tended to center around HIV/AIDS. Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men presents a fuller picture by focusing on infrequently-studied health/mental health concerns, exploring day-to-day struggles under double-minority conditions, and spotlighting the innovative efforts of professionals and advocates in addressing these issues. Reflecting a spectrum of MSM (gay, bisexual, transgender, situational, "questioning") and ethnic communities (African-American, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American), editor Sana Loue brings together a panel of collaborators including researchers, practitioners, activists, and first-person perspectives from minority MSM, to give readers an especially nuanced understanding of this diverse population.
Among the issues covered in this important volume:
- Other-definition versus self-definition.
- Substance use/abuse.
- Sexual abuse and its aftermath.
- Body image disorders.
- HIV, AIDS, and HIV-related stigma.
The combined perspectives will give professionals and advanced students in public health, social workers, and other interested readers a window beyond risks and behaviors, and onto community building, individual resilience, and survival as well.