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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 2 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