Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men

  • Sana Loue

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Sexual Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
  4. Mental Illness And Substance Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Leslie J. Heinberg, Chris Kraft
      Pages 67-85
    3. Sana Loue, Jaroslaw Richard Romaniuk
      Pages 87-106
  5. Homelessness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Karina L. Walters, David H. Chae, A. Tyler Perry, Antony Stately, Roy Old Person, Jane M. Simoni
      Pages 125-153

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
  7. HIV, Multiple Minority Status, And Stigma

  8. Building Community

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 255-259

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.
  • Homelessness.

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.


AIDS HIV HIV/AIDS MSM Minorities and sexuality Minority men Public Health Transgender attention

Editors and affiliations

  • Sana Loue
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsSchool of Medicine Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-74538-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-74539-8
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