This week on the Consults blog, the psychiatrist Dr. Several readers had questions about young people who were questioning their sexual orientation. My question is about the Q Questioning subgroup of L. I am unsure how best to help my younger teens a son 13 and daughter 15 steer a course through a very complex terrain.
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He's a member of his school's swing choir, enjoys shopping at the mall, and has sex with other males his age. But lately, a growing worry has begun to plague this young gay man. A gnawing feeling that, deep down, he may be a fundamentalist, right-wing Christian. Even just the thought of organizing a CD-burning turns me on. The openly gay teen, who came out to his parents at age 14 and has had a steady boyfriend for the past seven months, said he first began to suspect he might be different last year, when he started feeling an odd stirring within himself every time he passed a church. The more conservative the church, Faber claimed, the stronger his desire was to enter it.
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By Hannah Frishberg. Researchers analyzed 10 separate studies on sexual orientation, involving a total of 5, men and information regarding their birth order. The findings also showed that t he more older brothers a man had, the higher the likelihood he would be gay. The study also found a correlation between mothers giving birth to homosexual males and having more children, as compared to moms of straight males having fewer children. Interestingly, the study authors did not find a correlation between sexuality and birth order for women.
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