The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care

Edited by Zena Sharman. Arsenal Pulp (Consortium, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $18.95 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-1-55152-659-1
This anthology on health care for queer and transgender people is as much an archive of experience as it is a call to action. Contributors from Canada and the U.S. write mostly from a patient perspective, though some contributors are health professionals. Sharman, a health researcher and advocate who co-edited the literary anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, includes a variety of demographics under the queer and trans umbrella: one author offers advice to health care providers for bisexual patients, and another writes on his experience as a Black intersex man. The writers examine a variety of health issues and conditions, including reproductive health, drug use, and cancer. Interspersed throughout are “Innovation Profiles,” each featuring a community-focused project or service that is an inspiring example of improving health care. This highly accessible anthology looks not only at the problems but also—as the title suggests—at remedies. It’s a must-read for health care professionals and students going into the field, those navigating the system or supporting others through it, and anyone interested in honest, informed writing on the subject. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 01/16/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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