Homosexuality and Adolescence

  title={Homosexuality and Adolescence},
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Pediatrics
Pediatricians should be aware that some of the youths in their care may be homosexual or have concerns about sexual orientation. Caregivers should provide factual, current, nonjudgmental information in a confidential manner. These youths may present to physicians seeking information about homosexuality, STDs, substance abuse, or various psychosocial difficulties. The pediatrician should ensure that each youth receives a thorough medical history and physical examination (including appropriate…