Fenway takes pride in being an international leader in the field of LGBT health and research. In 2008, we published The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, the first medical textbook focused on LGBT-specific health disparities and needs. Today, we’re excited to announce that the second edition of this guide – full of new and updated health information and groundbreaking research – is on its way. The new edition, which will be released in February, is available for preorder now from the American College of Physicians (ACP).
This guide will cover a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in the LGBT community, including:
- Principles for taking an LGBT-inclusive health history
- Caring for LGBTQ youth, families, and older adults
- Behavioral health care: coming out, intimate partner violence, drug, alcohol, and tobacco use
- Understanding health care needs of transgender people
- Development of gender identity in children and adolescents
- Sexual health and HIV prevention
- Policy and legal issues
“The second edition of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health has been written to reflect the many clinical, policy, and social changes that have emerged within the field of LGBT health since the publication of the first edition in 2008,” said Dr. Harvey Makadon, Director of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute and the lead editor of the guide. “We hope this will become an essential resource for clinicians, students, and researchers working in every environment and community.”
In addition to Dr. Makadon, the second edition features contributions by leading experts in the field of LGBT health, including Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director of The Fenway Institute; Dr. Jennifer Potter, Director of Women’s Health at Fenway; Hilary Goldhammer, Program Manager of LGBT Health Education at The Fenway Institute; JoAnne Keatley, Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health; and Patrick Wilson, of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
“This updated and timely guide uniquely addresses quality care for individuals, as well as population perspectives for the LGBT community,” said Dr. Howard K. Koh, Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at Harvard School of Public Health. “It represents a comprehensive, compassionate, and thoughtful contribution toward advancing health equity in our society.”
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