Bad News for the “homosexual rights” movement — Health Realities

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It’s bad news for the “gay rights” community: political correctness won’t forever win out over the ugly reality of the many diseases afflicting the homosexual community.

It’s not “compassionate” to avoid this subject, though it’s certainly understandable that most people would prefer to. There is, after all, nothing about this conversation that fits the old definition of the word “gay.”

Here are just a few facts about the dangers of homosexual behavior:

  • A 1997 New York Times article reported that a young male homosexual has about a 50% chance of getting HIV by middle age.
  • By 1998, 54% of all AIDS cases in America were homosexual men and 90% of these men acquired HIV through sexual activity.
  • One study found that the life expectancy for homosexual males is from eight to 20 years less compared to heterosexual males.
  • The risk of getting anal cancer soars by 4000% in those who engage in anal intercourse.

Since this is such an incredibly unappealing subject, below are just a few links for further reading.

Center for Disease Control

The CDC warns that men who have sex with men can result in rapid, extensive transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.

International Journal of Epidemiology

Medical studies and other evidence indicate that individuals who engage in homosexual behavior experience dramatically higher risks of domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, life-threatening disease, multiple sex partners and premature death by up to 20 years. College-aged men who engage in homosexual behavior are at risk of dying up to 20 years younger than other men, according to Oxford University’s International Journal of Epidemiology, which reported: “Life expectancy at age 20 years for homosexual and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men — nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday.”

American Journal of Psychiatry

“Distress and Depression in Men Who Have Sex With Men: The Urban Men’s Health Study”

“CONCLUSIONS: Rates of distress and depression are high in men who have sex with men. These high rates have important public health ramifications. The predictors of distress and depression suggest prevention efforts that might be effective when aimed at men who have sex with men.”

Journal of the American Medical Association – General Psychiatry

Same-Sex Sexual Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders

Findings From the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS)

“Conclusion: The findings support the assumption that people with same-sex sexual behavior are at greater risk for psychiatric disorders.”

Corporate Resource Council

“Sexual relationships between members of the same sex expose gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to extreme risks of sexually transmitted diseases, physical injuries, mental disorders and even a shortened life span.”

National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality

A few headlines/links from their “Medical Issues” page:

Researchers Doubt Vaccine For HIV Will Ever Be Found

Link: Barebacking persists despite risks – Some homosexual men decry HIV warnings as ‘discriminatory’

HIV Rates Rising Dramatically In Asia Among Homosexuals/Bisexuals

Canadian Homosexual Group Wants Age Of Consent Lowered

Link: Depression – The New STD?

CDC Says Homosexual Sex Key Rise In Syphilis Nationwide

Rare STD Spreads Among Homosexuals In Canada, Massachusetts

CDC Issues Alert On New Disease Infecting Homosexuals And Bisexuals In Europe

Homosexual Acts Defy Design of the Body, Immunological Journal Finds

Homosexuality and Mental Health Problems

Gender Differences Are Real

Why Isn’t Homosexuality Considered A Disorder On The Basis Of Its Medical Consequences?

Recent Studies on Homosexuality and Mental Health

Link: The Health Risks of Homosexual Sex, by internist John R. Diggs, Jr., M.D.(Note: this is a downloadable PDF file from the web site of the Corporate Resource Council)

The American Journal of Public Health Highlights Risks of Homosexual Practices

Risk Factors Associated with Lesbianism May Be Higher than with Homosexual Men

©2006 John Francis Biver

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