Establishing geographies of LGBTQ health

Authored by: Nathaniel M. Lewis

Routledge Handbook of Health Geography

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138098046
eBook ISBN: 9781315104584
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Geographies of health have shifted from measuring disease and illness to engaging actively with the social subjectivities that shape health. Sexual and gender identities, including those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer (LGBTQ) individuals, have gained attention as key axes of social difference contributing to uneven health outcomes and access to care. Yet LGBTQ populations are still studied less frequently in health geography compared to, for example, ethnic minority and immigrant populations.

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