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Pollock, G.H. (1990). Male Homosexuality A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective by Richard C. Friedman New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988, xvi + 296 pp., $35.00. Psa. Books, 1(1):50-53.

(1990). Psychoanalytic Books, 1(1):50-53

Male Homosexuality A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective by Richard C. Friedman New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988, xvi + 296 pp., $35.00

Review by:
George H. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.

In recent years male homosexuality has become the focus of great interest and fear because of the AIDS epidemic. Previous aspects of this life style were discussed by many—especially psychoanalysts, who viewed homosexuality as a perversion and one having psychopathological features. Since AIDS, homosexuality has come “out of the closet.” It is discussed widely and openly. The use of condoms now is publicized, and various researches seek to understand more about the relationship of some male homosexual practices to this worldwide, almost completely fatal infectious disease.

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