Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Gay, lesbian, and bisexual doctors have long had a largely covert presence within the medical profession; their visibility is a relatively recent phenomenon. The American Psychiatric Association's landmark decision in to remove homosexuality from the nomenclature of psychiatric disorders was a major catalyst for this, allowing homosexual and bisexual doctors to take tentative steps into the culture at large. A search of the medical literature yields information on medical attitudes towards homosexual and bisexual patients, but little about homosexual and bisexual doctors themselves.
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Human Rights Campaign. As a medical student who identifies as bisexual, I feel compelled to try to bridge the gap between the bisexual and medical communities. First, some statistics about the state of bisexual health right now. Studies have consistently found that bisexual people have higher rates of mental health problems than heterosexual, gay, and lesbian people. The incidence of mood disorders and anxiety among bisexual women is Bisexuality, Minority Stress, and Health. Current Sexual Health Reports.
More Than Half of Gay and Bisexual Men Say a Doctor Has Never Suggested H.I.V. Testing
It found that 47 percent of the men have never discussed their sexual orientation with their doctors, and 56 percent have never been advised by a doctor to be tested for H. That misunderstanding can lead to a complacency that furthers its spread, public health officials warn. A majority of new infections occur among men who have sex with men. Kaiser estimates that 12 to 13 percent of gay and bisexual men in the United States are living with H.
Research has shown that the following are some of the most common health concerns faced by gay and bisexual men. While they may not all apply to each individual, they are important concerns for men and their health care providers to be aware of. Intimate partner violence takes many forms but involves physical or emotional harm by a significant other — usually a boyfriend, girlfriend, ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend or date.