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Health Care Without Shame: A Handbook for the Sexually Diverse and Their Caregivers

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Too often, people with alternative sexualities -- the gay, lesbian, transgendered, or bisexual; the non-monogamous or kinky -- have trouble finding competent, understanding care for their mental and physical health.

Now, Dr. Charles Moser, one of the nation's leading authorities on sexuality-related medicine, has created a comprehensive guidebook for anyone who's ever stru
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Paperback, First Edition, 126 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Greenery Press
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Besha
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This book is really excellent. My only, very minor, complaint is that the author suggests that people should be clean for exams; definitely don’t smell like BO, but I’d add the caveat that women should never douche before pelvic exams. A lot of women seem to think it’s necessary, but vaginal flora are crucial for diagnosis.

The book starts with a story about a client who told the author that his abdominal scar was from an appendectomy. When he turned up with appendicitis symptoms, the doctor did
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Grace
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
They gave these books to us at work in a meeting/talk. I am not among the target audience but it was a novel view of health care and human sexuality. I imagine this would be a good resource for patients with alternative sexual behaviors/lifestyles. No one should feel shame when asking their health care provider for help/advice. The short section on how to be openminded as a physician was also neat.
Jaina Bee
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was written and published at a time when information such as this was not widely available online. Some of the information may be outdated. It is still a handy introduction to the subject, something you could hand any doctor or family member. There are plently of places in this country and the world where this book would completely blow some doctor's mind.
Tim Ponygroom
This is essential reading for caregivers and clients. If you are into BDSM, Leather, Polyamory, Swinging - anything "alt" in sexuality - this book can help you improve the quality of your health care.
HeavyReader
Jun 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: the sexually diverse and all caregivers
Shelves: queer, health-medical
This slim volume is a must-read for any "sexually diverse" person who wants to learn how to advocate medically for him/her/hirself. It is also a must-read for all healthcare providers, whether or not they think they have sexually diverse clients.

This is an important book.
Noel
Oct 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
I recommend this book to any healthcare professional working with a sexually diverse patient census.
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