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Lesbian and Gay Youth


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Part One: Overview: Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: Experiences and Needs Adolescent Health Challenges Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: Identity Development Experiences, Vulnerabilities, and Risks Confidentiality and Legal Issues Part Two: Primary Care and Prevention Health Concerns of Lesbian and Gay Adolescents Transgendered Youth Special Populations Adolescent Mental Health Concerns Primary Interventions and Anticipatory Guidance Medical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention Mental Health Assessments and Treatments Part Three HIV / AIDS Overview: HIV Infection in Adolescents, Including Lesbians and Gay Males HIV Counseling, Testing, and Prevention Clinical Care and Prevention Appendix A: Steering Committee HRSA Conference on the Primary Care Needs of Lesbian and Gay Adolescents, December 5-6, 1994 Appendix B: Resources for Primary Care Needs of Lesbian and Gay Adolescents Appendix C: Resources for Parents and Youth Appendix D: Recommended Reading for Providers Appendix E: Adolescent HIV Counseling and Testing Protocol Appendix F: Clinical Care Protocols Appendix G: American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Homosexuality and Adolescence

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In addition to specific guidelines for care and for approaching such sensitive topics as sexual behavior, substance abuse, and suicide, this book also includes the first guidelines (clinical care protocols) on primary care, mental health care, HIV medical and psychosocial care for lesbian and gay youth, and HIV counseling and testing for adolescents.

About the Author

Caitlin C. Ryan is a clinical social worker and the director of AIDS Policy Center, and the author of AIDS: A Public Health Challenge. Donna Futterman is associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center.


Each chapter of Lesbian and Gay Youth is richly documented...Health care providers and mental health professionals who work with gay and lesbian adolescents will want to keep a copy of Lesbian and Gay Youth within arm's reach. -- W. Gerald Heverly Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services Ryan and Futterman have created a unique and lasting resource by integrating the psychological and physical treatment issues of lesbian and gay youth. This book is not only a valuable contribution to professionals' understanding, it also is appropriate for educators, administrators, advocates, and parents. -- Steven E. James Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bis Lesbian and Gay Youth offers a practical, hands-on,...comprehensive guide to mental and physical health care for gay youth. Edge Ryan and Futterman provide us with a vision and the information we need to support the organizations that are desperately trying to respond to these needs and to mobilize forces to change the health care and research agendas that are killing our people through their silence and neglect. -- Tony Silvestre Lambda Book Report

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