The committee believed that to examine the health of LGBT people, it was important to understand the contextual factors that influence their lives. No need to hide: Early testing and treatment is important in the management of STIs. Adolescence is a time of transition not just for teens, but for their parents too. The minority stress model posits that sexual and gender minorities experience chronic stress as a result of their stigmatization.
More homosexual men may be engaging in unprotected anal sex, or more homosexuals may be getting tested for HIV.
Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders Among LGBT Populations Empirical research on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among gay and lesbian populations is in its infancy. It's normal for girls to think about girls in a sexual way, and for boys to think about boys in a sexual way. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people receiving services in the public mental health system:
Sexual behavior has the potential to be destructive to both self and others in people with and without mental illness.