Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sexual Attraction and Orientation – Kids Health

About Sexual Orientation
It's a natural part of life to have sexual feelings. As people pass from childhood, through adolescence, to adulthood, their sexual feelings develop and change.

During the teen years, sexual feelings are awakened in new ways because of the hormonal and physical changes of puberty. These changes involve both the body and the mind, and teens tend to wonder about new — and often intense — sexual feelings.

It takes time for many people to understand who they are and who they're becoming. Part of that understanding includes a person's sexual feelings and attractions…

Do People Choose Their Sexual Orientation?
Most medical professionals, including organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Psychological Association (APA), believe that sexual orientation involves a complex mixture of biology, psychology, and environmental factors. A person's genes and inborn hormonal factors may play a role as well. These medical professionals believe that — in most cases — sexual orientation, whatever its causes, is not simply chosen.

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Ignorance About Human Sexuality Is Harmful To Children 
Related links:
The Science Of Sexual Orientation - 60 Minutes – 2006 - CBS News – read more - video 

Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – American Psychological Association Read more

Facts About Sexual Orientation - Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D. - University of California, Davis California – Read more

SEX, LIES, & GENDER – The Story of the Intersex Soldier - Explorer / National Geographic Channel - Read more - video clip  
Family Acceptance Project™ - Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth: The Critical Role of Family SupportRead more & podcast

Prayers for Bobby – video clip  

Galileo Condemned As A Heretic - Misinterpretations Of The Bible - Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI? - Kids Are Being Hurt!!!Read more 

Parishioners supportive of gay priest, March 29, 1997, The Grand Rapids Press – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - Read more 

“I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Ricky Martin – Read more

"Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child's spirit." Erik Erikson

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