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Homosexual Identity Development and its relationship with mental health: a study in lesbians, homosexuals and bisexuals of Mexican population.

Homosexual Identity Development and its relationship with mental health: a study in lesbians, homosexuals and bisexuals of Mexican population.

A self-administered questionnaire was applied to 506 LHB in Mexico City. It was assessed a 6 stage model of homosexual identity development; an internalized homophobia scale, shame for transgression of gender stereotypes and guilt over sexual orientation; attraction, identities and sexual practices; disclosure of the homosexual identity to heterosexual, partners and families; assistance where LHB attend; as well as health damage, including health status perception, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, common mental disor- ders, alcoholism and risky sexual practices. Statistical analysis showed the existence of two statistically significant stages: pre-identity and identity.

Outstanding findings: increased internalized homophobia, shame for transgression of gender stereotypes, more guilt over sexual orientation in men than in women and in pre-identity than in identity. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempt seems higher in women than in men and in stage of pre-identity than in identity. Augmented levels of psychological distress and alcoholism in lesbians were showed, as well as more common risky sexual practices in pre-identity than in identity. It is required to implement and perform health policies and programs aimed to solve the issues that affect LHB people.

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WAS 2013

40 years of academic sex - straight from my heart, by Lars-Gösta Dahlöf

As a psychology and medicine student in the sixties and early seventies I realized that sexology was missing in the education and training curriculum for most health professionals. This concern encouraged me to ask my own department and the University of Gothenburg to modify the current curricula making sexology a compulsory subject in the academic training for physicians and psychologists in the first place. 

Homoaffective relationship in Brazil: past, present and future (Portuguese)

Therapy from the heart: Psychotherapy in the WPATH Standards of Care for transsexual, transgender and Gender non conforming people

The psychotherapy section of the WPATH Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender and Gender nonconforming People (SOC) is the most obvious component of the SOC that has to do with “heart”, the theme of this conference. Psychotherapy, to be good, requires empathy and imagination, connection and relatedness, and listening to story. 

Realities and Problems of Integration of Sexuality Education in Primary and Continuous Training

Commercial Sexual Abuse among Youth in Poland

The LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX foundation coordinated an educational project ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship in Poland. This preventative and educational program

History of 40 Years of Teaching in Sexology at SFSC

The Importance of a Sexological Consultation in a General Hospital Nowadays

The medical sexology can be a significant domain for clinical Psychiatry. It is crucial to stress the importance of evaluating sexual life in the clinical global assessment of psychiatric patients/clients: Diagnoses, treatment and quality of their sexual life’s. It is stressed the sexological approach done by the psychiatrists or psychologists in the medical or surgical team in Liaison Psychiatry inside the general hospital.