The knowledge that they can get married may help teens feel less stigmatized and more a part of the mainstream. The recommendations in this statement do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed. Lesbian and Gay Youth: Conversion or reparative therapy, where attempts are made to turn gay males or lesbians into heterosexuals, are clearly unethical and should not be provided by physicians, nor should physicians refer patients for such therapy Tests like these will not prove or disprove your child is gay.
Simply asking him how Johnny is cute can clear things up.
Adolescent sexual orientation
We fear for our children getting hurt and being condemned by society. Gay youth are more likely to start using tobacco, alcohol and other substances at an earlier age If there is one thing I would like you to take from this article, it is: Andi Mack gives young people and their parents, mentors and champions a meaningful way to talk about these topics and the power to decide their futures. You will not turn your child gay by letting them know you accept the idea. If it turns out he is gay in the future, your reaction could leave a permanent mark. Medical issues Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth have the same diversity of health care needs as heterosexual adolescents, including chronic illness, disabilities, sports injuries and even contraception.