Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men

Hardcover | December 4, 2007

EditorSana Loue

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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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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...

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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 c...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:274 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 4, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387745386

ISBN - 13:9780387745381

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Table of Contents

Preface.- I. Identities.- 1. Defining Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM).- 2. Rebirth: Evolution of A Gender.- 3. De Donde?.- 4. Untitled.- II. Sexual Abuse.- 5. Childhood Sexual Abuse and its Sequelae Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men.- 6. May and December: Dangerous Intimacies.- III. Mental Illness and Substance Use.- 7. Body Image Disturbance and its Related Disorders.- 8. Cutting.- 9. Substance Use Among Minority MSM.- IV. Homelessness.- 10. Homelessness Among Substance Using Minority MSM.- 11. My Body and my Spirit Took Care of Me: Homelessness, Violence, and Resilience Among American Indian Two-Spirit Men.- V. HIV/AIDS.- 12. National Trends in HIV Transmission And Minority MSM.- 13. HIV/AIDS in Cleveland: A Case Study of one Community.- VI. HIV, Multiple Minority Status, and Stigma.- 14. Why Tell? Serostatus Disclosure and HIV Stigma Among HIV Seropositive Asians and Pacific Islander Men who Have Sex with Men in New York City.- 15. Disclosure of HIV Status and Mental Health Among Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men.- VII. Building Community.- 16. The Beyond Identities Community Center (BICC): A Community-Focused, Rights-Based Program to Address HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Among Young Men of Color in Cleveland, Ohio.- 17. For Jayla.- 18. Rage of Betrayal.- 19. Community Comment.- Index.

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From the reviews:"Loue . brings together a collection of writing - scholarly chapters, personal essays, and poems - reflecting a spectrum of men who have sex with men (MSM) from a range of ethnic communities in the U.S. The 23 contributors include health researchers, health care providers, and community activists, as well as individuals offering first-person perspectives on minority MSM. . For professionals and students in public health, social workers, and interested general readers." (Book News, April, 2008)"Loue . has organized this collection of literature reviews and research studies, interspersed with personal stories, to highlight infrequently studied health and mental health issues, such as childhood sexual abuse, body image disorder, and HIV-related stigma, in MSM. . This book will interest advanced students of public health, health education, and social work, and scholars who integrate qualitative and quantitative methods into their research. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (P. Lefler, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (9), 2008)"This is a collection of articles on health issues, mainly from a psychological perspective, of ethnic minority men who have sex with men. . a welcome contribution to the field, given the limited research on this population. . The audience includes undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners. . The strength of the book lies in its focus on ethnic minorities, a perspective not available in other books on gay men's health." (Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Doody's Review Service, August, 2008)