Sex Roles (2008) 59:609–610 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9434-2 BOOK REVIEW De-Heterosexualising Health: Exploring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Issues and Policy in Britain Heterosexism in Health and Social Care. By Julie Fish, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 236 pp. £45.00, $85.00 (hardback). ISBN 1-4039-4123-8 Elizabeth Peel Published online: 3 May 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Part overview of issues in understanding the various and this a very accessible book, and for those involved in public varied health and social care needs of lesbians, gay men, policy development and the commissioning of health and bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people and part empirical social care research it is a must read. investigation of lesbians’ health care experiences, Julie Fish The book is organised in two parts: ‘understanding offers a wide ranging exploration of contemporary British heterosexism in health and social care’ and ‘exemplars of healthcare practice. Although there are now a smattering heterosexism from research’. In part one, a detailed of—predominantly edited—collections focusing on LGBT theoretical and practical exploration of the concept of health these are mainly concerned with either the US heterosexism is provided which will be useful to students context (Harcourt 2006; Meyer and Northridge 2007; and
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