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Homosexuality : Research Implications for Public Policy - John C. Gonsiorek

Homosexuality

Research Implications for Public Policy

By: John C. Gonsiorek (Editor), James D. Weinrich (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 1991
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What does social science research tell us about homosexuality? Does this knowledge affect public policy? Despite scholarly research, homosexuality continues to be the subject of an intense, and often bitter, debate.<P></P><P>This volume summarizes academic knowledge about homosexuality and its relevance for public policy. Topics addressed include the nature and causes of sexual orientations; the reasons homosexuality is not an illness; the ethics of various mental health approaches to homosexuality; the effects of social and legal discrimination; newer biological and psychological understandings of homosexuality; homosexuals as parents; and the implications of the AIDS epidemic.</P>

Introduction
The Definition and Scope of Sexual Orientation
Homosexuality, Nature, and Biology
Is Homosexuality Natural? Does it Matter?
Masculinity and Femininity in Homosexuality
'Inversion' Revisited
Strange Customs, Familiar Lives
Homosexualities in Other Cultures
Stigma, Prejudice, and Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men
Sexual Orientation and the Law
Psychological and Medical Treatments of Homosexuality
The Empirical Basis for the Demise of the Illness Model of Homosexuality
Constructionism and Morality in Therapy for Homosexuality
Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy for Gay Men and Lesbians
A Scientific Examination
Homosexual Identity
Coming Out and Other Developmental Events
Lesbian and Gay Relationships
Lesbian Mothers and Gay Fathers
Partner Notification as an Instrument for HIV Control
AIDS Prevention and Public Policy
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780803937642
ISBN-10: 0803937644
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st June 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.34  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.5