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Several theories have emerged regarding the cause of homosexuality with the three most debated being the Choice Theory, The Genetic Determination Theory and the possession by a Demonic Spirit Theory.The choice Theory focuses on the idea that people make a choice to be homosexual, there is no biological reason for this choice and the professionals need to provide moral education to deter this choice. The question with this theory that it remains unfounded forwho would choose a life of hardship and discrimination. People can not choose their feelings. Then there is the Genetic Determination Theory, which is working towards finding the gay gene that most professionals believe that the answer to homosexuality is in the biology.
Seize the moment. When a TV program or music video raises issues about responsible sexual behavior, use it as a springboard for discussion. Remember that everyday moments — such as riding in the car or putting away groceries — sometimes offer the best opportunities to talk.Be honest. If you're uncomfortable, say so — but explain that it's important to keep talking. If you don't know how to answer your teen's questions, offer to find the answers or look them up together.Be direct. Clearly state your feelings about specific issues, such as oral sex and intercourse. Present the risks objectively, including emotional pain, sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy. Explain that oral sex isn't a risk-free alternative to intercourse.Consider your teen's point of view. Don't lecture your teen or rely on scare tactics to discourage sexual activity. Instead, listen carefully. Understand your teen's pressures, challenges and concerns
Question?What is homosexuality and sexual orientation?Is homosexuality in adolescents a problem?Who is most impacted by the problem?What is the cost of doing nothing?
DiscussionAre there treatments available?How affective are they or under what circumstances dothey work the best?What are some of the drawbacks to effective treatmentand are they accessible?Is the treatment stigmatized?
LGBT AdolescentsGrowing upSexual experimentationSociety’s AttitudeIsolation
GLBT Adolescents ExperienceAll adolescents pass through the same stages of biological and cognitive changes, but homosexuals face unique difficulties concerning social development Growing up in Heterosexual Families Parent as Role Models The Media
Forty-six percent of homosexual adolescents lose a friend after“coming out” to that friend with 80 percent of GLBT youthreporting experiencing social, emotional and cognitive isolationand 50 percent of national youth service organizations reportingno services or resources to educate or support GLBT youth andtheir peers.With 20 to 45 percent of GLBT youth experiencing verbal and/orphysical abuse as a result of their sexual orientation, gay,bisexual, transgender and lesbian youth are in constant fear ofphysical harm. 16