Sex Roles, Vol. 52, Nos. 3/4, February 2005 ( 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-1303-7 Book Review Transgender and HIV: Risks, Prevention, and Care. gendered people encounter. It points out that, in ad- Edited by Walter Bockting and Sheila Kirk, dition to the usual risks of prostitution, unprotected Binghampton, NY, The Haworth Press, 2001. sex, and drug use, transgendered people also can 181 pp. $49.95 (hardcover), $24.95 (paperback). become infected through the needles used for sili- ISBN 0-7890-1268-5. cone and/or hormone injections. Moreover, the ratio- nale for some of the risky behavior is quite different Many people may know that in 1969, at a bar than it is for those who are not transgendered. Social called Stonewall in New York City, a series of riots stigmatization and related negative self-image, eco- sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement in nomic vulnerability caused by lack of education and the United States. This movement then led to a na- difﬁculty ﬁnding and keeping a job, and the strong tional discussion about love and sexuality. As a re- need for identity afﬁrmation all are factors that lead sult, issues concerning sexual orientation now are at to the risky behavior. Consequently, for anyone who the
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