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Gay, Lesbian And Transgender Health
Health is health!: Mental health for glbt people is the same as health for anyone --- the capacity to love, work and develop. Particular sexual interests or gender identification sometimes makes this more difficult because of negative social responses. These may challenge some glbt people but the basic ingredients of mental health remain the same for them as for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UCSF Center: In addition to checking out the sites mentioned by my trusted colleagues, do check out the website of The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, based at the U of California, San Francisco: http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/ The Center has published protocols for primary care physicians to help alert them to the specific health needs of trans* persons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Violence and Bullies: I feel that transgendered humans get some of the worse life journey than we can imagine. I take care of a few hundred. I see and hear that they are beaten frequently. They are bullied, gossiped about; given misinformation. Their medical care is often not paid for by insurance. They suffer from job discrimination. All of the worse thing you can imagine. But, those that survive are true heroes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any psychologically or healthy menace 4 a child that is going to be raised and adopted by a gay or lesbian couple?Are hetero couples better?
Straight or Gay: According to all ethical studies on parenting there is no difference in any scale of health, happiness, or social adjustment for kids raised in heterosexual versus homosexual households. Children need love, support, and patience and loving parents or parent is the best way to provide that. Kids could care less about sexuality when it comes to being supported by their parent or parents. ...Read more
The careless: There is a risk of STD's in all of these categories. The basic advice is to assess risk, establish honesty and trust, and use protective measures at all times. You will not make a lifestyle choice based on the risk of STD's anyway so what would this information tell you? ...Read more
What could possibly posses a person to become transgender? Being gay is one thing. Going to the extreme to become the opposite sex is another.
Not About "Becoming": It's about "being." not even one of the many gender diverse kids/teens/adults i know/have known would say they "became transgender." in fact, they'd all say they were born w/ a gender identity that didn't match the gender they were assigned at birth - when they were introduced 2 the world w/ an "it's a boy!" or an "it's a girl!" some did & some didn't understand the mismatch at young age. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Being vs Bouncing: “Gender is who you believe yourself to be and your sexuality is who you want to bounce it off of.” -Andrew Solomon. Solomon's recent book "far from the tree: parents, children and the search for identity" is a great read! >> People sometimes do not believe that the gender they are assigned at birth truly matches the way they see themselves. Likewise, some people feel attracted to same sex. ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gay Sexual Orientatn: Well, some would say if U R mostly attracted 2 someone who identifies as someone of your gender, that your sexual orientation is mostly gay- or that it is bisexual, if U have same-sex & different-sex attractions. Terms like pansexual, polysexual, omnisexual, and ambisexual also describe a person w/ same-sex & different sex attractions, in case U want to look up their definitions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biology, Identity,: .. Attraction: The term "hermaphrodite" is outdated. It refers 2 persons w/ an intersex condition - a condition in which a person is born w/ reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem 2 fit the typical definitions of "male" or "female." Transgender is a label 4 someone whose internal sense of their gender doesn't match the sex they were assigned at birth. Transsexual is an older, ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When transgendered people start dating people of the opposite sex, does that make the person of the opposite sex gay if they didn't know of the change?
I hope I am: Understanding this correctly. In a situation in which the person is unaware of other individual's actual gender - the person is not making a conscious choice to date someone of that actual gender. In other words, if a man fully believed he was dating /sexually attracted to a woman (who actually a male) - that would not make the man a homosexual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am reasonaly thinking about having a sexchange on becoming a female then a male I am a male right now but the inside of me is trap as a female and want to match my outside also not feeling like a men , always knew I am gay but not am transgenger a
ID vs ORIENTATION: 1) u see urself as a woman psychologically so we say ur gender identity is female. 2) but ur gender id (whether u identify as f or m or both or neither) does not determine what gender u're/ will be attracted to. Could be to someone who identifies as m/ f/both/neither! 3) if u identify as f & u're consistently attracted to persons who identify as m we say ur sexual orientation is straight (hetero). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a gay and i had sex with a man who does not have hepatitis b and c and is in good health. Will i get hepatitis b and c by having sex with a man?
Nothing special: Really, when you get right down to it there are no particular differences between gay people and straight people in terms of health concerns other than perhaps some subtle differences in risk factors for acquiring STDs when engaging in unprotected sex. Gay men have the same problems as straight men, gay women may have subtle advantage over straight women. The exception for both is pregnancy ...Read more
Possibly: A condom is very protective but a few percentage of time it may not be. So the same way that a woman may occasionally become pregnant when the man uses a condom, anal intercourse could occasionally be associated with a sexually transmitted disease, including gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir I am a gay is there any bad effect of becoming on health and I listen somewhere that there are three chromosomes in super male & female is it?
Not many: effects as long as you use caution. Protection against sexually transmitted diseases is most important. Use condoms for intercourse and rubber dams for oral contact. Gays are otherwise just as healthy as anyone else. Super male or XYY chromosomes have nothing to do with being gay. This anomaly occurs in 1/1000 births and can be associated with tall stature. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can we get more healthcare providers to list transgender as a sex option on health forms to make data analysis research on our community easier.
Public policy change: Although gender non-conforming, trans* & people w/ intersex status have always existed, our society has stigmatized them by insisting on binary gender labels. Trans* persons have been forced 2 conform 2 these labels at the cost of their dignity & humanity. Public policy & healthcare have a long way 2 go 2 change this. Places like the UCSF Center 4 Exellence 4 Transgender Health are leading the way ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer