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Author Perrin, Ellen C.

Title Sexual orientation in child and adolescent health care / Ellen C. Perrin.

Publication Info. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 182 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Sexual Orientation in Child and Adolescent Health Care serves as a resource for child health care professionals including pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, pediatric psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, and social workers. The issues of sexuality and sexual orientation now generate great interest among those who treat children. This volume describes the effects of stigmatization on non-heterosexual physicians, patients, and students, and discusses a variety of clinically relevant topics including the development of sexual orientations, children of gay or lesbian parents, young children with gender atypical behavior, and the healthcare needs of gay and lesbian adolescents. The last two chapters describe methods for improvement in medical education and medical care, and provide extensive resources available to professionals and consumers.
Contents Cover -- Table of Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- How this book came to be -- Definitions of Terminology -- Overview of the book -- 1. STIGMA -- Definition and explication -- What characteristics are stigmatized? -- Distinctions among stigmatized characteristics -- Negative consequences of stigmatization -- Roots of stigmatization -- The "special case" of homosexuality -- Relevance of the notion of stigma in health care contexts -- Solutions? -- Summary -- 2. HOMONEGATIVITY WITHIN MEDICINE -- Physicians' attitudes towards homosexuality -- Physicians' beliefs about lesbian and gay colleagues -- Patients' beliefs about gay and lesbian physicians -- Medical education -- Effects of homonegativity on medical care -- Suggested improvements -- Summary -- 3. DEVELOPMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS -- Development of children's definitions of gender -- Gender Identity Disorder -- Determinants of sexual orientation -- Development of a gay identity during adolescence -- Summary -- 4. ADOLESCENTS -- Epidemiology -- Development of sexual identity -- Community-building efforts -- Medical and psychosocial risks -- Transgender youth (with Norman Spack, M.D.) -- Attempts at conversion -- Adolescent health care -- Expanded pediatric responsibilities -- 5. CHILDREN WHOSE PARENT(S) IS/ARE LESBIAN OR GAY -- Pathways to parenthood -- Research directions -- Findings of research -- Critique of available research -- Stigma and disclosure -- Summary -- 6. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILD HEALTH PROFESSIONALS -- Community advocacy -- Attending to the health care environment -- Compassionate and comprehensive health care -- Medical education -- Summary -- 7. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES -- Organizations -- Additional internet sites -- Hotlines -- Pen Pals services -- Non-fiction books: essays and advice -- Fiction books -- Sources for materials -- Pamphlets -- Videotapes.
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Subject Pediatrics -- Social aspects.
Sexual orientation.
Children -- Sexual behavior.
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior.
Gender identity.
Children of gay parents -- Mental health.
Child Health Services.
Adolescent Health Services.
Gender Identity.
Sexual Behavior.
MEDICAL -- Pediatrics.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health.
Children -- Sexual behavior. (OCoLC)fst00855142
Gender identity. (OCoLC)fst00939593
Homosexuality. (OCoLC)fst00959755
Pediatrics -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01056521
Sexual orientation. (OCoLC)fst01114902
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior. (OCoLC)fst01145644
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Perrin, Ellen C. Sexual orientation in child and adolescent health care. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002 0306467615 (DLC) 2002020055 (OCoLC)48957980
ISBN 0306476436 (electronic book)
9780306476433 (electronic book)
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