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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender/Transsexual Individuals

Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0007
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender/Transsexual Individuals

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This chapter describes the impact of social injustice on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/ transsexual individuals, including the impact of violence, HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance abuse, and cardiovascular disease and cancer. It addresses the underlying factors and roots of this social injustice and what needs to be done, in terms of legislative and other policies, roles of health care facilities and organizations, educational measures, and research.

Keywords: lesbian; gay; bisexual; transgender/ transsexual individuals; violence; HIV/AIDS; mental health; substance abuse; cardiovascular disease; cancer

Chapter.  6114 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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