Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men

Editors: Loue, Sana (Ed.)

  • Examines the high risk behaviors associated with minority men who have sex with men
  • Includes testimony on the topic from a variety of sources: from scholars to the minority men themselves
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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.

About the authors

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 mental illness and HIV risk among African-American men who have sex with men. She has authored/edited several books with Springer, including: Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health, Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research, Assessing Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Health, and Sexual Partnering, Sexual Practices, and Health.

Reviews

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)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Defining Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

    Loue, Sana

    Pages 3-37

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse and its Sequelae Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

    Arreola, Sonya Grant

    Pages 41-63

  • Body Image Disturbance and its Related Disorders

    Heinberg, Leslie J. (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

  • Substance Use among Minority Men who have Sex with Men

    Loue, Sana (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

  • Homelessness among Substance-Using Minority Men who have Sex with Men

    Holbrook, James M.

    Pages 109-124

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-74538-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2563-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men
Editors
  • Sana Loue
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74539-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74539-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74538-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2563-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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