Gay Lesbian Health Issues

Bibliography of Selected Library Resources


Journal Articles

Internet Resources


This “Gay-Lesbian Health Issues” site is a dynamic list of resources intended to aggregate the available resources from the Health Sciences Library of New York Medical College (NYMC). It supports the educational initiative of the College and the activities of the Task Force on Gay and Lesbian Health Care that is chaired by Dr. Jane Petro. Although this initial list is primarily books, it will be supplemented as needed or appropriate with other media and formats. Feedback is encouraged and may be directed to or

Given the scope of this topic, here are some suggested MeSH keywords to consider when using Pubmed, licensed databases, and/or internet-based resources:

Bisexuality; Cross-culture comparison; Cultural diversity; Gay; Gender identity; Health knowledge, attitudes, practice; Health services accessibility; Hermaphroditism; Homosexuality; Homosexuality, Male; Homosexuality, Female; Lesbian; Sex characteristics; Sex role; Sexual behavior; Sexual orientation; Sexuality; Social identification; Transsexualism; Transvestism

Please note that these are all Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) which are determined by the National Library of Medicine; more specific topics may be searched by a keyword.


Alexander, J., & Yescavage, K. (2003). Bisexuality and transgenderism: InterSEXions of the others. New York: Harrington Park Press.
HQ74 B621 2003

Bancroft, J. D. (1989). Human sexuality and its problems (2nd ed. ed.). New York: Churchill Livingstone.
WM611 B235 1989

Barrett, J. (2007). Transsexual and other disorders of gender indentity: a practical guide to management. New York: Radcliffe.
WM611 T772 2007

Bergler, E. (1956). Homosexuality: Disease or way of life? New York: Hill and Wang.
WM615 B394 1956

Boylan, J. F. (2003). She's not there: A life in two genders. New York: Broadway Books.
HQ77.9 B792s 2003

Cabaj, R. P. (1996). Textbook of homosexuality and mental health. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
WM611 T355 1996

Chase, C. (2002). First do no Harm: Total Patient Care for Intersex [Videorecording]. Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions
RES WJ712 F527 2002

Chasnoff, D. (1997). It's Elementary: Talking about Gay Issues in School. San Francisco, CA: Womens Educational Media
Res HQ76.25 I88 1997

Churchill, W. (1967). Homosexual behavior among males: A cross-cultural and cross species investigation. New York: Hawthorn Books.
HQ76 C475 1967

Colapinto, J. (2000). As nature made him: The boy who was raised a girl. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
WM611 C683a 2000

Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities (2011). The health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people: building a foundation for better understanding. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.
WA300 H4345 2011

Deutsch, H. (1944). Psychology of women: A psychoanalytic interpretation. New York: Grune and Stratton.
HQ1206 D489 v.1-2 1944-45

Dolan, K. (2005). Lesbian women and sexual health: The social construction of risk and susceptibility. New York: Haworth Press.
WA309 D659L 2005

Ellis, H. (1938). Psychology of sex: A manual for students (2nd ed.). New York: Emerson Books.
HQ21 E59m 1958

Ellis, H. (1903). Studies in the psychology of sex (3rd ed. ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, Co.
Medical Classics HQ21 E59 1903

Ettner, R. (1996). Confessions of a gender defender: A psychologist's reflections on life among the transgendered. Evanston, Ill: Chicago Spectrum Press.
HQ77.9 E85c 1996

Fausto-Sterling, A. (2000). Sexing the body: Gender politics and the construction of sexuality. New York: Basic Books.
QT104 F268s 2000

Feinberg, L. (1996). Transgender warriors: Making history from joan of arc to RuPaul. Boston: Beacon Press.
HQ77.9 F299t 1996

Friedman, R. C., & Downey, J. I. (1999). Masculinity and sexuality: Selected topics in the psychology of men. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
HQ28 M395 1999

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. (2006). Guidelines for care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. San Francisco, CA: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
Vertical File- Delivery of Health Care

Goldstone, S. E. (1999). The ins and outs of gay sex: A medical handbook for men. New York: Dell Pub.
HQ76.1 G624i 1999

Gray, M. (1967). The normal woman. New York: Scribner.
HQ10 G793 1967

Green, R., & Money, J. (1969). Transsexualism and sex reassignment. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.
WM610 G797t 1969

Halkitis, P. N. (2005). HIV and sex: The psychosocial and interpersonal dynamics of HIV-seropositive gay and bisexual men's relationships. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
WC503.7 H6767 2005

Hausman, B. (1995). Changing sex: Transsexualism, technology, and the idea of gender. Durham: Duke University Press.
WM611 H376c 1995

Herdt, G., & deVries, B. (2004). Gay and lesbian aging: research and future directions. New York: Springer.

Hunt, M. M. (1959). The natural history of love. New York: Knopf.
HQ12 H913 1959

Israel, G. E. (1997). Transgender care: Recommended guidelines, practical information, and personal accounts. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
WM611 I85t 1997

Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council. (2004). A provider's handbook on culturally competent care: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered population. Oakland, CA: Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council.
WA300 P969 2004

Kinsey, A. C. (1953). Sexual behavior in the human female. Philadelphia: Saunders.
HQ18 U5 I59 1953

Kinsey, A. C. (1948). Sexual behavior in the human male. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.
HQ18 U5 K56s 1948

Kirk, S. (1996). Physician's guide to transgendered medicine. Blawnoc, PA: Together Lifeworks.
WM611 P578 1996

Kleinplatz, P.J. (2006). Sadomasochism: powerful pleasures. New York: Harrington Park Press.
WM610 S126 2006

Lee R. Topic in Review: Health care problems of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. Western Journal of Medicine 2000 Jun;172(6): 403-408.

Legato, M. (2010). Principles of gender-specific medicine (2nd ed.). Amsterdam: Academic Press.
QZ53 P957 2010

Lev, A. I. (2004). Transgender emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant people and their families. New York: Haworth Clinical Practical Press.
WM611 L655t 2004

LeVay, S. (2011). Gay, straight, and the reason why: the science of sexual orientation. New York: Oxford University Press.
HQ21 L656g 2011

LeVay, S. (1996). Queer science: The use and abuse of research into homosexuality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
HQ76 L656 1996

Levine, S. B. (2003). Handbook of clinical sexuality for mental health professionals. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
WM611 H236 2003

Levine, S. B. (1992). Sexual life: A clinician's guide. New York: Plenum Press.
WM610 L665 1992

Lipton, B. (2004). Gay men living with chronic illnesses and disabilities: from crisis to crossroads. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press.
W322 G285 2004

London, J. (2004). How to get the mentoring you want: a guide for graduate students at a diverse university. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan.
LB2371 L847h 2004

Loue, S. (2006). Assessing race, ethnicity, and gender in health. New York: Springer-Business Media.
WA300 L886a 2006

Makadon, H.J.. (2006). Improving health care for the lesbian and gay communities. Boston, MA: New England Journal of Medicine.
Vertical File- Delivery of Health Care

Makadon, H.J.. (2006). Improving health care for the lesbian and gay communities. Boston, MA: New England Journal of Medicine.
Vertical File- Delivery of Health Care

Martell, C. R., Safren, S. A., & Prince, S. E. (2004). Cognitive-behavioral therapies with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients. New York: The Guilford Press.
WM425.5 C6 M376c 2004

Masters, W. H., & Johnson, V. E. (1970). Human sexual inadequacy. Boston: Little, Brown.
WJ709 M393 1970

Masters, W. H., & Johnson, V. E. (1966). Human sexual response. Boston: Little, Brown.
HQ21 M393 1966

Meyerowitz, J. J. (2002). How sex changed: A history of transsexuality in the united states. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
WM611 AA1 M613h 2002

Money, J. (1993). Adam principle: Genes, genitals, hormones, and gender: Selected readings in sexology. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books.
WJ712 M742a 1993

Mosbacher, D. (2004). Unlearning Homophobia Series. San Francisco, CA: Woman Vision Productions
Res HQ76.4 U58 2004

Mosbacher, D. (1991). Lesbian Physicians on Practice, Patients & Power. Provincetown, MA: Seventh Annual Lesbian Physicians Conference
Res WA309 L623 1991

Nataf, Z. I. (1996). Lesbians talk transgender. London: Scarlet.
HQ75.5 N271L 1996

Omoto, A. M., & Kurtzman, H. S. (2006). Sexual orientation and mental health: Examining identity and development in lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
WM611 S5185 2006

Peterkin, A. (2003). Caring for lesbian and gay people: A clinical guide. Buffalo: University of Toronto Press.
WB110 P479c 2003

Petro, J. (2006). LGBT health (CD-ROM). Valhalla, N.Y.: New York Medical College.
CD-ROM WA300 L687 2006

Ritter, K. Y., & Terndrup, A. I. (2002). Handbook of affirmative psychotherapy with lesbians and gay men. New York: Guilford Press.
WM611 R614h 2002

Saghir, M. T. (1973). Male and female homosexuality: A comprehensive investigation. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.
WM615 Sa18 1973

Sanchez NF, Rabatin J, Sanchez JP, Hubbard S, Kalet A. Medical Students' Ability to Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Patients. Family Medicine. 2006 Jan;38(1): 21-7.

Satcher, D. (2006). Multicultural medicine and health disparities. New York: McGraw-Hill.
WA300 M961 2006

Schiavi, R. C. (1999). Aging and male sexuality. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
HQ30 S329a 1999

Society of Medical Psychoanalysts. (1962). Homosexuality: A psychoanalytic study. New York: Basic Books.
HQ76 S13 1962

Spinelli, F. (2008). The Advocate guide to gay men's health and wellness. New York: Alyson Books.
WA306 S757a 2008

Stekel, W. (1933). The homosexual neurosis. Brooklyn, NY: Physicians and Surgeons Book Co.
WM615 St37 1933

Townsend, L. (2002). Hidden in plain sight. San Jose: Writers Club Press.
HQ77.8T68 A3 2002

Vaid, U. (1995). Virtual equality: The mainstreaming of gay and lesbian liberation. New York: Anchor Books.
HQ76.8 V128v 1995

Warren, M. A. (1985). Gendercide: The implication of sex selection. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Allanheld.
HQ751 W253 1985

White, J., & Martinez, M. C. (1997). Lesbian health book: Caring for ourselves. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.
WA309 W585L 1997

Whitman, J. S., & Boyd, C. J. (2003). The therapist's notebook for lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in psychotherapy. New York: Haworth Clinical Practice Press.
WM420 T398 2003

Wolitski, R.J. [et al.]. (2008). Unequal opportunity: health disparities affecting gay and bisexual men in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press.
WA300 U565 2008

Journal Articles

Herek GM. Gender gaps in public opinion about lesbians and gay men. Public Opinion Quarterly 2002;66(1):1-24.

McGarry K, Clarke J, Cyr MG. In progress: enhancing residents' cultural competence through a lesbian and gay health curriculum. Acad Med 2000;75:515.

Medical School Education Bibliography:

1: Merchant RC, Jongco AM 3rd, Woodward L.
Disclosure of sexual orientation by medical students and residency applicants.
Acad Med. 2005 Aug;80(8):786.
PMID: 16043537 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2: Lena SM, Wiebe T, Ingram S, Jabbour M.
Pediatric residents' knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards homosexually
oriented youth.
Ann R Coll Physicians Surg Can. 2002 Oct;35(7):401-5.
PMID: 12812234 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3: Sack S, Drabant B, Perrin E.
Communicating about sexuality: an initiative across the core clerkships.
Acad Med. 2002 Nov;77(11):1159-60.
PMID: 12431937 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4: McGarry KA, Clarke JG, Cyr MG, Landau C.
Evaluating a lesbian and gay health care curriculum.
Teach Learn Med. 2002 Fall;14(4):244-8.
PMID: 12395487 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5: Burke BP, White JC.
The well-being of gay, lesbian, and bisexual physicians.
West J Med. 2001 Jan;174(1):59-62. No abstract available.
PMID: 11154676 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6: Beagan BL.
Neutralizing differences: producing neutral doctors for (almost) neutral
Soc Sci Med. 2000 Oct;51(8):1253-65.
PMID: 11037215 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7: McGarry K, Clarke J, Cyr MG.
Enhancing residents' cultural competence through a lesbian and gay health
Acad Med. 2000 May;75(5):515. No abstract available.
PMID: 10824786 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8: Tesar CM, Rovi SL.
Survey of curriculum on homosexuality/bisexuality in departments of family
Fam Med. 1998 Apr;30(4):283-7.
PMID: 9568499 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

9: Townsend MH.
Gay and lesbian issues in graduate medical education.
N C Med J. 1997 Mar-Apr;58(2):114-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 9088138 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10: Sanders GL.
Calgary curriculum on gay and lesbian tissues.
CMAJ. 1997 Jan 15;156(2):166. No abstract available.
PMID: 9035897 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

11: Harrison AE.
Primary care of lesbian and gay patients: educating ourselves and our students.
Fam Med. 1996 Jan;28(1):10-23. Review.
PMID: 8720222 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

12: Wallick MM, Cambre KM, Townsend MH.
How the topic of homosexuality is taught at U.S. medical schools.
Acad Med. 1992 Sep;67(9):601-3.
PMID: 1520420 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

13: Townsend MH, Wallick MM, Cambre KM.
Support services for homosexual students at U.S. medical schools.
Acad Med. 1991 Jun;66(6):361-3.
PMID: 2069658 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Pawelski JG, et al. The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws on the Health and Well-being of Children. Pediatrics 2006 July;118(1):349-364.

Price E. All but invisible: older gay men and lesbians. Nurs Older People 2005 Jun;17(4):16-8.

Robb N. Medical school seek to overcome "invisibility" of gay patients, gay issues in curriculum. CMAJ 1996;155:765-70.

Schneider JS, Levin S. Uneasy partners: the lesbian and gay health care community and the AMA. JAMA 1999;282:1287-8.

Wallick MM, Cambre KM, and Townsend MH. How the topic of homosexuality is taught at U.S. medical schools. Acad Med 1992;67:601-3.

Williamson IR. Critical review: internalized homophobia and health issues affecting lesbians and gay men. Health Educ Res 2000 Feb;15(1):97-107.

Internet Resources

Facts about Changing Sexual Orientation

GLMA Provider Guidelines- Creating a Welcoming Environment

The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc.

Healthcare Equality Index: creating a national standard for equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients and their families

LBGT-CRC of Stanford University

Think Cultural Health

Transgender Law and Policy Institute


D. Cunningham 09/16/11

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