The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care by Zena SharmanThe Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care by Zena Sharman

The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care

EditorZena Sharman

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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To remedy means to heal, to cure, to set right, to make reparations.

The Remedy invites writers and readers to imagine what we need to create healthy, resilient, and thriving LGBTQ communities. This anthology is a diverse collection of real-life stories from queer and trans people on their own health-care experiences and challenges, from gay men living with HIV who remember the systemic resistance to their health-care needs, to a lesbian couple dealing with the experience of cancer, to young trans people who struggle to find health-care providers who treat them with dignity and respect. The book also includes essays by health-care providers, activists, and leaders, with something to say about the challenges, politics, and opportunities surrounding LGBTQ health issues.

Both exceptionally moving and an incendiary call-to-arms, The Remedy is a must-read for anyone--gay, straight, trans, and otherwise--passionately concerned about the right to proper health care for all.

Contributors include Amber Dawn, Sinclair Sexsmith, Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Kara Sievewright, Kelli Dunham, Vivek Shraya, and many more.

Zena Sharman is a passionate advocate for queer and trans health. She has over a decade's experience in health research, including seven years as the Assistant Director of Canada's national gender and health research funding institute. Zena is also co-editor of Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. Currently she is Director of Strateg...
Title:The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551526581

ISBN - 13:9781551526584

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important book Content is a bit uneven, but this is an important book for all health care providers to read.
Date published: 2017-02-27

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A much-needed anthology that shares stories from patients and providers across the healthcare field ... The Remedy is part of a growing effort within queer and trans communities to lead the long-lasting and healthy lives that we deserve. -Lambda Literary