Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights
How to Protect Yourself, your Partner, and your FamilyPaperback - 2007
Written in a straight forward, easy-to-understand style, this long-awaited title provides all the information you need to protect yourself and your partner during routine medical care, an illness or crisis and when planning for the future. It covers a range of issues important to every gay person, his or her partner and family, including: telling your doctor you are gay or lesbian; policies concerning blood, organ and sperm donations; finding GLBT-friendly therapists, couples therapists and addiction-treatment facilities; finding and qualifying for drug trials; and accessing infertility treatment. Gay & Lesbian Medical Rights goes on to explain how to protect your rights using health care directives, living wills, hospital visitation authorisations, wills, emergency contact cards, DNRs, assisted suicide and powers of attorney.
Publisher: Franklin Lakes, N. J. : Career Press, c2007.
Branch Call Number: 344.73041
Characteristics: 219 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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Connie Kurtz, the gay-rights activist who sued New York City for domestic-partner benefits in the 1980s died on May 27 at the age of 81 from liver cancer.
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