Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Hardcover | December 11, 2007

EditorRichard J. Wolitski, Ron Stall, Ronald O. Valdiserri

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Most public health students, academicians, and practitioners recognize the association between racial/ethnic minority status and the disproportionate burden of preventable disease in the United States. Much less attention has been directed, however, toward health disparities that affect gayand bisexual men. These disparities affect the lives of an estimated 5.3-7.4 million American men, and are an important concern for public health. Until very recently, the relative invisibility of this group and a paucity of empirical data have hampered attempts to identify health disparitiesexperienced by gay and bisexual men. This book proposes to review and synthesize evidence of health disparities among gay and bisexual men, identify individual and community factors that contribute to these disparities, and articulate strategies for public health efforts to eliminate disparities.To date, these disparities have been largely discussed in isolation in the research literature in a manner that does not permit a comprehensive examination of these problems, their underlying causes, and potential solutions. Thus, a primary emphasis of the book will be to document healthdisparities among gay and bisexual men while also describing public health solutions to these challenges.

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Most public health students, academicians, and practitioners recognize the association between racial/ethnic minority status and the disproportionate burden of preventable disease in the United States. Much less attention has been directed, however, toward health disparities that affect gayand bisexual men. These disparities affect t...

Richard Wolitski is Community Psychologist and Team Leader of the Community Interventions Research Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ron Stall is Medical Anthropologist and Chief of the Prevention Research Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ronald Valdiserri is Deputy Director of the Nation...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:December 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195301536

ISBN - 13:9780195301533

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"There is a dearth of information with regard to this topic-particularly in terms of a comprehensive review where all of the most important and interesting information could be in one volume; therefore, this book does fill an important gap in the literature. I would definitely recommendmoving forward with this book project."--Daniel Gentry, Ph.D., M.H.A., Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy Dept. of Health Management and Policy, St. Louis University