Flashcards in Adolescent sexual orientation Deck (18):
What is sexual orientation?
Person's physical and emotional arousal to people of the same and/or opposite sex
What is a heterosexual?
Someone who is attracted primarily to the opposite sex
What is a homosexual (gay or lesbian)?
Someone who is attracted primarily to the same sex
What is a bisexual?
Someone who is attracted to both sexes
What percentage of all boys identified themselves as bisexual, mostly homosexual or 100% homosexual as per the 2003 BC adolescent health survey?
What percentage of sexually active boys said they have sex with someone of the same gender in past year as per the 2003 BC adolescent health survey?
What percentage of all girls identified themselves as bisexual, mostly homosexual or 100% homosexual as per the 2003 BC adolescent health survey?
What percentage of sexually active girls reported having sex with someone of the same gender in the past year as per the 2003 BC adolescent health survey?
What influences confusion around same-sex attraction?
1. stigma attached to homosexuality
2. inaccurate knowledge
3. lack of role models
4. minimal opportunity to socialize with other youth w/ similar feelings
What is a transgendered individual?
People whose gender identity does not match their anatomy. They can be heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.
What is a transvestite?
A person who gets pleasure from dressing in the clothing of the opposite sex. They can be heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
What are homosexual youth at increased risk?
1. verbal and physical assault (1/2 gay men and 1/5 lesbians)
2. threatened with a weapon at school (2-4 times more likely)
3. dropping out of school
4. living on the streets
5. early tobacco, alcohol, and drug use
6. increased risk of using "club drugs" e.g. ecstasy, crystal meth, and ketamine
7. suicide (2-7 times more likely)
What are risk factors for suicide in gay, lesbian or bisexual youth?
1. Acquire gay identity at a young age
2. Family conflict
3. Teen runs away or thrown out of the home
4. Conflicted feelings on the orientation
5. Inability to disclose orientation to anyone
What should pediatricians tell parents?
1. It is likely not a phase
2. They should tell their teen they still love them
3. Conversion or reparative therapy is unethical
4. Refer parents to PFLAG
Why are gay and lesbian youth at increased risk for STI?
1. more likely to have had sexual intercourse
2. more likely to have more partners
3. more likely to have had non-consensual intercourse
What are individuals who have unprotected anal intercourse at risk for?
4. Hep A
5. Hep B
6. Hep C
What does a full STI workup involve?
1. urethral or urine, pharyngeal, and anal swabs for gonorrhea
2. urethral culture or urine for chlamydia
3. venereal disease research laboratory testing
4. anal cytology
5. stool culture testing
6. O&P testing
7. HIV testing