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Gay Men’s Health and the Theory of Cultural Resilience

Amy L. Herrick, Mark S. Friedman and Ron Stall

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199765218
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0014
Gay Men’s Health and the Theory of Cultural Resilience

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This chapter explores health disparities among men who identify as gay, bisexual, queer, same gender loving, or some other sexual minority term, as well as men who engage in same-sex sexual behavior. It discusses why health disparities exist and offers a framework to address them. It suggests that current prevention and health promotion efforts could be greatly improved by expanding the current public health paradigm to include a focus on resilience.

Keywords: health disparities; homosexuals; health promotion; bisexual; sexual minority

Chapter.  8892 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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