Understand important health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men — from sexually transmitted infections to depression — and get tips for taking charge of your health. All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy.
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Compared with Black gay men, Black bisexual men experience psychosocial health disparities, including depression, polydrug use, physical assault, and intimate partner violence IPV. Black bisexual men are also less likely to disclose their sexuality, which may result in them receiving less sexual minority community support, exacerbating psychosocial health disparities. We assessed relationships between bisexual behavior, bisexual identity, sexuality nondisclosure, gay community support, and psychosocial morbidities among Black men who have sex with men MSM. We differentiated between bisexual-identified men reporting past-year sex with men and women bisexual MSMW, 8. Multivariable regressions contrasted these groups by psychosocial morbidities, sexuality nondisclosure, and gay community support. Structural equation models assessed total, direct, and indirect effects. Psychosocial health disparities experienced by Black bisexual men are associated with both bisexual behavior and bisexual identity.
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Anal cancer is an insidious and growing concern among people living with HIV, especially among gay and bisexual men. Symptoms can start out subtly at first, often with itching around the anus, much like the itching one might associate with hemorrhoids. Later it can become painful or exhibit signs of bleeding. Eventually, a cancerous lesion can open, resulting in what is known as malodorous drainage. Unfortunately, this is the point when most people finally decide to see a doctor, by which time the cancer is usually quite advanced.
The field of psychology has extensively studied homosexuality as a human sexual orientation. That research and subsequent studies consistently failed to produce any empirical or scientific basis for regarding homosexuality as anything other than a natural and normal sexual orientation that is a healthy and positive expression of human sexuality. Upon a thorough review of the scientific data, the American Psychological Association followed in and also called on all mental health professionals to take the lead in "removing the stigma of mental illness that has long been associated" with homosexuality. In , the National Association of Social Workers adopted the same position as the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association, in recognition of scientific evidence.