A new 2nd edition of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health was recently published. Written by various experts in the field and in conjunction with The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, this edition presents issues facing LGBT patients and their practitioners, including:

  • Principles for taking an LGBT-inclusive health history
  • Caring for LGBTQ youth, families, and older adults
  • Behavioral Health Care: coming out, intimate partner violence, drug, alcohol, and tobacco use
  • Understanding health care needs of transgender people
  • Development of gender identity in children and adolescents
  • Sexual health and HIV prevention
  • Policy and legal issues
  • Of note, CBAM Executive Director Dr. Steven Shoptaw, team member Dr. Timothy McCajor Hall, and long-time collaborator Dr. Cathy Reback co-authored a chapter in this new edition entitled “Clinical Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders Among LGBT Individuals”.

    To learn more about this edition, click here.


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