Peterkin A, Risdon C. Caring for Lesbian and Gay People: A Clinical Guide. Toronto, Ontario. University of Toronto Press Inc.; 2003.> This is an excellent, comprehensive Canadian book mainly focused on gay and lesbian health with a small section covering special populations including Aboriginal gay and lesbian patients as well as transgendered individuals.
Foucault M. Herculine Barbin: Being the recently discovered memoirs of a nineteenth century French hermaphrodite. Toronto: Random House of Canada Limited, 1980.
Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council. A Provider’s Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Population. Oakland, CA. Kaiser Permanente; 2000.> This is a short reference developed by the American HMO Kaiser Permanente. Also includes a short section with resources and websites.
Health Canada. Lesbian Health Tip Sheet for Health Care Providers. Accessed on January 17, 2006.
Davis V, Christilaw JE, Edwards C, Francoeur D, Grant LJ, Parish B, Saraf-Dhar R, Steben M. SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines. Policy Statement No. 87. Lesbian Health Guidelines.
Journal of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. Lesbian Health Guidelines 2000;22(3):202-205. Accessed January 17, 2006.
Isreal GE, Tarver DE. Transgender Care: Recommended Guidelines, Practical Information, and Personal Accounts. Philedelphia, PA. Temple University Press; 1997.> This is an in-depth book on all aspects of transgender health care.
Lee R. How to talk about sex with patients who are not heterosexual. Western Journal of Medicine. 2000;172(6):401-402.> A very short, well-written article on taking a sensitive sexual history and communicating effectively and sensitively with LGBTI patients.
Scarce M. Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men. Binghampton NY. The Haworth Press, Inc.; 1999.> A well-written book discussing biases in the health care system and it’s treatment of gay men.