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  • Peterkin A, Risdon C. Caring for Lesbian and Gay People: A Clinical Guide. Toronto, Ontario. University of Toronto Press Inc.; 2003.> This is an excellent, comprehensive Canadian book mainly focused on gay and lesbian health with a small section covering special populations including Aboriginal gay and lesbian patients as well as transgendered individuals.

  • Foucault M. Herculine Barbin: Being the recently discovered memoirs of a nineteenth century French hermaphrodite. Toronto: Random House of Canada Limited, 1980.

  • Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council. A Provider’s Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Population. Oakland, CA. Kaiser Permanente; 2000.> This is a short reference developed by the American HMO Kaiser Permanente. Also includes a short section with resources and websites.

  •  Health Canada. Lesbian Health Tip Sheet for Health Care Providers. Accessed on January 17, 2006.

  • Davis V, Christilaw JE, Edwards C, Francoeur D, Grant LJ, Parish B, Saraf-Dhar R, Steben M. SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines. Policy Statement No. 87. Lesbian Health Guidelines.

  • Journal of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. Lesbian Health Guidelines 2000;22(3):202-205. Accessed January 17, 2006.

  • Isreal GE, Tarver DE. Transgender Care: Recommended Guidelines, Practical Information, and Personal Accounts. Philedelphia, PA. Temple University Press; 1997.> This is an in-depth book on all aspects of transgender health care.

  • Lee R. How to talk about sex with patients who are not heterosexual. Western Journal of Medicine. 2000;172(6):401-402.> A very short, well-written article on taking a sensitive sexual history and communicating effectively and sensitively with LGBTI patients.

  • Scarce M. Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men. Binghampton NY. The Haworth Press, Inc.; 1999.> A well-written book discussing biases in the health care system and it’s treatment of gay men.