He/she what’s matter?

He/she what’s matter?

A lot has been said about sex, gender and sexual orientation lately. To many people, we are no longer bound by such concepts as male-female and masculin-feminin. Centuries of the social traditions and scientific concepts are now challenged by these ideas which make it all more important to understand the difference between all these concepts. Sex is about your body, gender is about who you feel yourself to be, and sexual orientation is about to whom you’re attracted sexually. Most adolescents and adults identify themselves as heterosexual. However, pediatricians and other health care providers must be aware of the significant psychological, social and medical issues that young gay, lesbian or bisexual people face these days. Most of these issues arise from the stigmatization that these people face, rather than orientation itself. How should we as a society respond to this new phenomenon? Tolerance is the way to go.

NTAW Godlove

Directeur Exécutif de l'ACMS