Addresses unique challenges of researching in this area to inform future research efforts across regions
Broadens research focus and practices of emerging and expanding field
Highlights uneven data availability across the globe among the LGBT population
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Table of contents (16 chapters)
About this book
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) also known as sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations have been the focus of global attention. Most importantly, LGBT populations have been addressed in the context of human rights in multiple reports and other activities by the United Nations and other international organizations. There is great variation among countries in the recognition of LGBT individuals’ human rights. A global focus on LGBT populations’ health is still limited, with the notable exception of HIV research. This book on LGBT populations and cancer in the global context is, therefore, an important step in that it will broaden the focus on LGBT populations’ health.
Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death. Cancer morbidity and mortality are increasing disproportionately among populations in lower-income countries. A review conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that of the 82% of member states (158) countries, only 35% of the national cancer control plans addresses vulnerable population, including LGBT populations. These findings reflect an increasing awareness about equity when addressing cancer prevention and control, including LGBT populations.This book addresses LGBT populations’ cancer burden across countries that range from high- to low-income countries to support efforts in diverse countries that are working towards reducing LGBT populations’ cancer burden. It documents place-specific challenges that impede progress towards reducing the LGBT cancer burden as well as critically assesses the variation in cancer control efforts that target LGBT populations and cancer to support progress at a global scale. This book includes six sections that cover the six WHO regions, with each chapter written by an author from the specific region s/he is covering. Each chapter makes use of a template that contextualizes the region, local data collection/availability, risk factors, cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
- cancer control
- cancer prevention
- sexual gender minority
- WHO regions
- access to care
- public health
- global health
- quality of life
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Applied Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund, Germany
About the editors
Ulrike Boehmer, Ph.D. is former Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Boehmer's research interests include health disparities, women's health, LGBT health, and cancer prevention and control. Dr. Boehmer is Associate Editor of LGBT Health and co-editor of the 2015 Springer volume Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique perspectives from Risk to Survivorship.
Gabriele Dennert, MD, is Professor of Social Medicine and Public Health at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Dr. Dennert´s key research areas are in health and healthcare of LGBTI people, discrimination and health, communication in healthcare, and gender, intersectionality, and health.
Book Title: LGBT Populations and Cancer in the Global Context
Editors: Ulrike Boehmer, Gabriele Dennert
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-06584-2Published: 22 August 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-06585-9Published: 21 August 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: X, 335
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
Topics: Biomedical Research, Health Policy, Quality of Life Research