Institutional homophobia or heterosexism: They argued that the psychological problems related to ego-dystonic homosexuality could be treated as well by other general diagnostic categories, and that the existence of the diagnosis perpetuated antigay stigma. Jul, [cited Sep 20]. Understanding LGBT health starts with understanding the history of oppression and discrimination that these communities have faced. A population-based study of sexual orientation identity and gender differences in adult health. Although some investigations published since Hooker's study have claimed to support the view of homosexuality as pathological, they have been methodologically weak. Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals.
Poor levels of mental health among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans LGBT people have often been linked to experiences of homophobic and transphobic discrimination and bullying.
Mental health challenges within the LGBT community
The cost of homophobia: The impact of homophobia, poverty, and racism on the mental health of gay and bisexual Latino men: Gay and Bisexual Men's Health. Other analysts later argued that homosexuality resulted from pathological family relationships during the oedipal period around years of age and claimed that they observed these patterns in their homosexual patients Bieber et al. Sexual orientation and health among U. Discussion The prevalence of LGBTQ identity varies according to the definition used, specifically whether one is referring to sexual behaviour, identity, or attraction.
Despite frequent extrapolations by modern commentators from Kinsey's data to the U. University of Minnesota Press; Acknowledgments The authors thank Dr. Some psychologists and psychiatrists still hold negative personal attitudes toward homosexuality. Link to this comment.