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March 2003

Sexual Orientation in Child and Adolescent Health Care

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by Ellen C. Perrin, MD, 182 pp, $55, ISBN 0-306-46761-5, New York, NY, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002.


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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(3):303. doi:10.1001/archpedi.157.3.303-a

In the overview to Sexual Orientation in Child and Adolescent Health Care, Perrin aptly describes the book as an "idiosyncratic amalgam of the issues I consider important for practitioners of child health care to contemplate." She explains that she undertook the project after awakening to the widespread maltreatment of nonheterosexual people. As Dewitt adds in the foreword, this is not an academic treatise but a practical synthesis of Perrin's research and experience with the topic. In its writing, Perrin beautifully exemplifies the pediatrician engaged in matters of social justice.

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