By Sana Loue (auth.), Sana Loue (eds.)

Despite the transforming into physique of analysis on minority males who've intercourse with males (MSM), insurance has tended to focus on HIV/AIDS. Health concerns Confronting Minority males who've intercourse with Men provides a fuller photograph by way of concentrating on infrequently-studied health/mental overall healthiness matters, exploring daily struggles less than double-minority stipulations, and spotlighting the leading edge efforts of execs and advocates in addressing those matters. Reflecting a spectrum of MSM (gay, bisexual, transgender, situational, "questioning") and ethnic groups (African-American, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, local American), editor Sana Loue brings jointly a panel of collaborators together with researchers, practitioners, activists, and first-person views from minority MSM, to offer readers a particularly nuanced knowing of this diversified inhabitants.

Among the problems lined during this very important volume:

  • Other-definition as opposed to self-definition.
  • Substance use/abuse.
  • Sexual abuse and its aftermath.
  • Body picture disorders.
  • HIV, AIDS, and HIV-related stigma.
  • Homelessness.

The mixed views will provide pros and complex scholars in public wellbeing and fitness, social staff, and different readers a window past dangers and behaviors, and onto neighborhood construction, person resilience, and survival as well.

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It stops me from getting out of my bed, so on and so forth, doing the things I like to do you know. , 1998; Paul, Catania, Pollack, & Stall, 2001). , 2005; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001a, 2001b, 2002a, 2002c, 2004, 2005, 2006a, 2006b). , 1998; Moisan, Sanders-Phillips, & Moisan, 1997). It is important to research childhood sexual abuse specifically among Latinos for several reasons. As Fontes has noted, ‘‘cultural issues are relevant to childhood sexual abuse in three major ways: how cultural beliefs or attitudes contribute to family climates in which children can be abused; how cultural organization prohibits or hinders disclosure; and how culture plays a role in seeking or accepting social service or mental health assistance’’ (Fontes, 1995: xiii).

Nonetheless, the high rate of infection is consistent with the finding that Latino men report the highest rates of unprotected anal intercourse, compared with men from other ethnic minority groups (Diaz, 1998). More than 50% of Latino gay and bisexual men report unprotected anal sex within a year of being asked despite their substantial knowledge about HIV, accurate perceptions of personal risk, and strong intentions to practice safer sex (Diaz, 1998). These findings indicate that knowledge and intentions to practice Chapter Two Childhood Sexual Abuse and its Sequelae 43 safer sex alone may not be sufficient to encourage the actual practice of safer sex.

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