Literature

The Center maintains three bibliographies of LGBT health and population research.

Key Resources in LGBT Health

This general interest reading list includes some of the most widely cited publications in the field. We welcome suggestions for additions to this list by email.

Current Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2006. Edited by Jay Harcourt and published by Haworth Press.

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health, 2007. Edited by Harvey J. Makadon, Kenneth H. Mayer, Jennifer Potter, and Hilary Goldhammer and published by ACP Press.

The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health: A Practitioner’s Guide to Service, 2006. Edited by Michael D. Shankle and published by Haworth Press.

The Health of Sexual Minorities: public health perspectives on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations, 2006. Edited by Ilan H. Meyer and Mary E. Northridge and published by Springer.

Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health, 2001. Written in conjunction with and published by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, 2011. Written by the Institute of Medicine and the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities and published by the National Academy Press.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Findings and Concerns, 2000. Written by Laura Dean et al. and published by the Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (vol. 4, no. 3).

Lesbian Health 101: A Clinician’s Guide, 2010. Edited by Suzanne L. Dibble and Patricia A. Robertson and published by UCSF Nursing Press.

Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future, 1999. Edited by Andrea L. Solarz and published by the National Academy Press for the Institute of Medicine.

Preventive Health Measures for Lesbian and Bisexual Women, 2006. Edited by Shelly Ker and Robin M. Mathy and published by Haworth Press.

Transgender and HIV: Risks, Prevention and Care, 2001. Edited by Walter O. Bockting and Sheila Kirk and published by Haworth Press.

Transgender Health and HIV Prevention: Needs Assessment Studies from Transgender Communities across the United States, 2006. Edited by Walter O. Bockting and Eric Avery and published by Haworth Press.

Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States, 2008. Edited by Richard J. Wolitski, Ron Stall and Ronald O. Valdiserri and published by Oxford University Press.

PubMed Citations in LGBT Health

This link will return PubMed citations in LGBT health from 1990 to the present. You can create your own bibliographic library of these PubMed citations by exporting records from this search into a bibliographic software program such as Endnote or Refworks.

To save the records, take the following steps:

  1. In PubMed, select “Send To” on the right side of the screen.
  2. Under “Choose Destination” select “File”. Under “Format” select “MEDLINE”. Press “Create file”.
  3. Open your bibliographic software program (eg. Endnote or Refworks) and select “Import.” You will be prompted to select a file to import.
  4. Select the PubMed results .txt file just saved to computer (unless you chose the location and name, it will be named “pubmed_result” and located in your downloads folder). Be sure to select the PubMed (NLM) import filter option.
  5. If you have trouble importing or saving the records from the search to your bibliographic software, try the help or FAQs on your software, try a Google search on how to import records from PubMed into your software, or ask your local reference librarian. Many university libraries include step-by-step how-to guides on exporting PubMed citations in Endnote, Refworks, etc.