Gay and bisexual men GBM have poorer health outcomes than the general population. Improved health outcomes will require that GBM have access to healthcare and that healthcare providers are aware of their Cati la catarina homosexual advance behaviors. This study sought to examine factors associated with having health insurance and disclosure of same-sex sexual behaviors to primary care providers PCPs among GBM in primary same-sex relationships.
We conducted an online survey of a national sample of men in same-sex couples living in the United States. Logistic regression and multinomial regression models were conducted to assess whether characteristic differences existed between men who did and did not have health insurance, and between men who did and did not report that their PCP knew about their same-sex sexual activity.
Our national sample of same-sex partnered men identified themselves predominantly as gay and white, and most reported having an income and health insurance. Having health insurance and disclosing sexual behavior to PCPs was associated with increasing age, higher education, and higher income levels.
Insurance was less prevalent among nonwhite participants and those living in the south and midwest United States.
Disclosure of sexual behavior was more common in urban respondents and in the United States. Having health insurance and disclosing one's sexual behavior to PCPs was suboptimal overall and occurred in patterns likely to exacerbate health disparities among those GBM already more heavily burdened with poorer health outcomes. Patient- and provider-targeted interventions could also improve the health outcomes of GBM.
The Philippines is one of seven countries in which HIV incidence has "Cati la catarina homosexual advance" increased-much of this increase has been among men who have sex with men. Despite this trend, knowledge on sexuality and same-sex behaviors in the Philippines is limited. This study examines same-sex behaviorsexual outcomes, substance use, and psychological distress among young adults participating in the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey CLHNS.
We use gender-stratified, multivariate models to compare young adults who reported same-sex behaviors and those who did not. Among a cohort of 1, Filipino young adults ages Compared to females, more males reported same-sex sexual contact Young adults reporting same-sex behavior had higher odds of smoking, drug use, perceived stress, and more sexual partners as compared to their peers. Males who reported same-sex behavior initiated sex earlier than those males who did not report same-sex behaviors.
There were no significant differences in depressive distress. Earlier sexual initiation and higher levels of substance use among Filipino young adults engaging in same-sex behavior highlight the need to address unique health issues within this population.
Mixed findings for depressive distress and perceived stress indicate that further investigation is needed to explore the potential impacts of same-sex status on mental health outcomes, particularly in lower- and middle-income countries such as the Philippines.
Sexually antagonistic selection on genetic variation underlying both male and female same-sex sexual behavior. Intralocus sexual conflict, arising from selection for different alleles at the same locus in males and females, imposes a constraint on sex-specific adaptation.
Intralocus sexual conflict can be alleviated by the evolution of sex-limited genetic architectures and phenotypic expression, but pleiotropic constraints may hinder this process. Here, we explored putative intralocus sexual conflict and genetic co variance in a poorly understood behavior with near male-limited expression.
Same-sex sexual behaviors SSBs generally do not conform to classic evolutionary models of adaptation but are common in male animals and have been hypothesized to result from perception errors and selection for high male mating rates. However, perspectives incorporating sex-specific selection on genes shared by males and females to explain Cati la catarina homosexual advance expression and evolution of SSBs have largely been neglected.
We performed two parallel sex-limited artificial selection experiments on SSB in male and female seed beetles, followed by sex-specific assays of locomotor activity and male sex recognition two traits hypothesized to be functionally related to SSB and adult reproductive success allowing us to assess fitness consequences of genetic variance in SSB and its correlated components.
Our experiments reveal both shared and sex-limited genetic variance for SSB. Strikingly, genetically correlated responses in locomotor activity and male sex-recognition were associated with sexually antagonistic fitness effects, but Cati la catarina homosexual advance effects differed qualitatively between male and female selection lines, implicating intralocus sexual conflict at both male- and female-specific genetic components underlying SSB.
Our study provides experimental support for the hypothesis that widespread pleiotropy generates pervasive intralocus sexual conflict governing the expression of SSBs, suggesting that SSB in one sex can occur due to the expression of genes that carry benefits in the other sex. Psychiatric symptoms and same-sex sexual attraction and behavior in light of childhood gender atypical behavior and parental relationships.
This study explores the relation between the level of current symptoms of depression and anxiety and recalled childhood gender atypical behavior GABand quality of relationships with parents among men and women who reported same-sex sexual attraction or engaged in same-sex sexual behavior and men and women who did not.
The measures used were retrospective questionnaires. Ratings of maternal and paternal over-control and coldness differed as a function of same-sex sexual attraction or behavior. Childhood GAB was correlated with negative ratings of parental relationships. Both same-sex sexual attraction or behavior and a history of childhood GAB affected the reported levels of current depression and anxiety.
Only gender typical participants with no same-sex sexual attraction or behavior reported significantly lower levels of symptoms. The findings suggest that childhood GAB is related to later distress both among hetero- and homosexual individuals. The elevated level of psychological distress among homosexual individuals, reported in several studies, might--to some extent--be caused by their generally higher levels of childhood Cati la catarina homosexual advance as opposed to a homosexual orientation per se.
Genetic and environmental effects on same-sex sexual behavior: There is still uncertainty about the relative importance of genes and environments on human sexual orientation. One reason is that previous studies employed self-selected, opportunistic, or small population-based samples. We used data from a truly population-based survey of all adult twins years in Sweden to conduct the largest twin study of same-sex sexual behavior attempted so far.
We performed biometric modeling with data on any and total number of lifetime same-sex sexual partners, respectively. The analyses were conducted separately by sex. Twin resemblance was moderate for the 3, studied monozygotic and dizygotic same-sex twin pairs. Biometric modeling revealed that, in men, genetic effects explained. Corresponding estimates among women were.
Although wide confidence intervals suggest cautious interpretation, the results are consistent with moderate, primarily genetic, familial effects, Cati la catarina homosexual advance moderate to large effects of the nonshared environment social and biological on same-sex sexual behavior.
Both are increased in sexual minority youth SMY. As SMY are comprised of Cati la catarina homosexual advance who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual GLB or who have same-sex attractions or behaviorsour previous finding that different subgroups have different risks for suicidality is understandable.
Given that the difference was along sexual identity lines GLB vs heterosexual SMYthe analysis of bullying data in the same subgroups was felt to be important. In multivariable analysis, the common risk factors of age, gender, depressed mood, drug use, fighting, physical and sexual abuse, and. Background Peru has a concentrated HIV epidemic in which men who have sex with men are particularly vulnerable.
We describe the lifetime prevalence of same-sex sexual contact Cati la catarina homosexual advance associated risk behaviors of men in Peru's general population, regardless of their sexual identity. Methods and Results A probability sample of males from low-income households in three Peruvian cities completed an epidemiologic survey addressing their sexual risk behaviorincluding sex with other men.
Urine was tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea. A total of 2, 18—30 year old men and women were contacted, of whom 1, Among the sexually experienced men surveyed, Men ever reporting sex with men MESM had a lower educational level, had greater numbers of sex partners, and were more likely to engage in risk behaviors including unprotected sex with casual partners, paying for or providing compensated sex, and using illegal drugs. Same-sex sexual behavior of men in Kenya: Implications for HIV prevention, programs, and policy.
Cati la catarina homosexual advance has long been recognized as a risk factor for HIV transmission among men who have sex with men MSM. In Africa, however, general denial of MSM existence and associated stigma discouraged research.
To address this gap in the literature, partners conducted the first behavioral surveys of MSM in Kenya. The behavioral survey of men in Mombasa revealed that MSM were having multiple sexual partners and failed to access appropriate prevention counseling and care at Kenya clinics. A capture-recapture enumeration in Mombasa estimated that over male sex "Cati la catarina homosexual advance" were active, after which a pre-intervention baseline survey of male sex workers was conducted.
Awareness of unprotected anal sex as an HIV behavior and consistent condom use with clients was low, and use of oil-based lubricants high. Based on this information, peer educators were trained in HIV prevention, basic counseling skills, and distribution of condoms and lubricants.
To assess impact of the interventions, a follow-up survey of male sex workers was implemented in Exposure to peer educators was significantly associated with increased consistent condom use, improved HIV knowledge, and increased use of water-based lubricants.
These results have provided needed information to the Government of Kenya and have informed HIV prevention interventions. Same-sex sexual behaviors among male migrants in a context of male "marriage squeeze": The male marriage squeeze in China may increase the prevalence of male same-sex sexual behaviors among unmarried male migrants who lack stable female sexual partners.
The same-sex sexual behaviors among unmarried male migrants appear to be at high risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus HIV and sexually transmitted infections STIsmainly because of a lack of knowledge of these diseases.
Using data from the "Survey on Reproductive Health and Family Life of Migrant Male Bachelors in Urban Areas" conducted in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, in December and Januarythis study compares same-sex sexual behaviors of unmarried with that of married male migrants including married but separated men who are migrating without their spouse or partner and cohabitating men who are migrating with their spouse or partner.
It has been suggested that homosexuality is associated with psychiatric morbidity. Data were collected in face-to-face interviews, using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Classification as heterosexual or homosexual Cati la catarina homosexual advance based on reported sexual behavior in the preceding year. Five thousand nine hundred ninety-eight Differences in prevalence rates were tested by logistic regression analyses, controlling for demographics.
Psychiatric disorders were more prevalent among homosexually active people compared with heterosexually active people. More homosexual than heterosexual persons had 2 or more disorders during their lifetimes homosexual men: The findings support the assumption that people with same-sex sexual behavior are at greater risk for psychiatric disorders.
Same-sex sexual attraction, behaviorand practices of Jewish men in Israel and the association with HIV prevalence. This cross-sectional study included a sub-sample from a random representative National study performed in Israel, which included Jewish males aged 18—44 who completed online anonymous questionnaires regarding their sexual attraction and practices, commercial sex-work, as well as condom and substances' use.
Additionally, participants were asked to identify themselves Cati la catarina homosexual advance gay, bisexual, or heterosexual.
Of the "Cati la catarina homosexual advance" sample of men, In conclusion, MSM were involved in greater risk behaviors than those who only had female sex partners. In order to efficiently direct efforts and resources required for the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infection among men who have sex with men MSM in Israel, it is necessary to define their particular behaviorsestimate their size, and asses the HIV-burden.
This cross-sectional study included a sub-sample from a random representative National study performed in Israel, which included Jewish males aged who completed online anonymous questionnaires regarding their sexual attraction and practices, commercial sex-work, as well as condom and substances' use. Taking another person's perspective has generally been found to foster positive attitudes.