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Social Injustice and Public Health$
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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.001.0001

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender/Transsexual Individuals

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender/Transsexual Individuals

Social Injustice and Public Health

Emilia Lombardi

Talia Bettcher

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the impact of social injustice on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/ transsexual individuals, including the impact of violence, HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance abuse, and cardiovascular disease and cancer. It addresses the underlying factors and roots of this social injustice and what needs to be done, in terms of legislative and other policies, roles of health care facilities and organizations, educational measures, and research.

Keywords:   lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/ transsexual individuals, violence, HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, cancer

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