|Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men
published by Routledge Press
This book explores the ways that social prejudices embedded in scientific research and practice have come to harm gay men's health. Michael Scarce provides a specific plan for improving health care for gay men, specifically through addressing heterosexism in the health sciences and by broadening the scope of wellness for gay men beyond HIV infection. He addresses issues such as prevention and screening for anorectal cancer; microbicides as chemical condoms, men's use of the Reality Female Condom; and the problematic diagnosis "gay bowel syndrome."
"...an innovative, in-depth look at the issues facing homosexual men and, consequently, their
health care providers"
|Male on Male Rape: The Hidden Toll of Stigma and Shame
published by Perseus Books
Male on Male Rape examines a form of violence that remains vastly underreported and unrecognized. It examines the substantial impact and effect of male rape on individuals and society, dispelling popular myths and offering a critical examination of how stigma and shame operate to silence male survivors of sexual assault. The book includes excerpts from numerous interviews with men who have been raped, in addition to analyses of how male rape is depicted in popular culture and mass media, legal and law enforcement issues, psychological impact and aftermath, and offers advisement for medical provider sensitivity.
"[P]owerful, disturbing, and challenging; it makes us open our eyes when we might well otherwise prefer to keep them closed."