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homosexual

 [ho″mo-sek´shoo-al]
1. pertaining to the same sex; directed toward a person of the same sex; the opposite of heterosexual.
2. one who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex.
homosexual panic an acute severe episode of anxiety, due to unconscious conflicts involving sexual identity, in which there is the fear or delusional conviction that the person is thought by others to be a homosexual or is in danger of sexual attack by a person of the same sex, often accompanied by agitation, guilt, hallucinations, or depression.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ho·mo·sex·u·al

(hō'mō-seks'yū-ăl),
1. Relating to or characteristic of homosexuality.
2. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of homosexuality.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

homosexual

Sexology adjective Characterized by same-sex contact; of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation as a person of the same sex noun A homosexual person: gay man, lesbian
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ho·mo·sex·u·al

(hō'mō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to or characteristic of homosexuality.
2. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of homosexuality.
See: gay, lesbian
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ho·mo·sex·u·al

(hō'mō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Relating to or characteristic of homosexuality.
2. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of homosexuality with a sexual orientation to members of the same sex.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about homosexual

Q. Is this a malady if i am homosexual? because i feel sometimes very unhappy and outside the society... Some people would say - "oh yes", other could say: "i don't know, but i think this is not so common or normal", "homosexual? even the rats don't do it in the laboratories", "they should be exterminated", and so on. In fact we hear probably more bad stuff, than something else. My brother is homosexual and was very long depressive, because he could not tell it to our parents. Perhaps he is still depressive - a little bit from time to time. He lives with his partner. I do not pretend to have the key about it, nor the why nor the "how it comes". I share here with you what I have been taught some years ago. I can live with that. It makes for me sense. I know that many of you will not agree with it, but as long we have not a better explanation...

A. I've worked with different gay people, open and in the closet. I have nothing but good experiences with them. I have never had a talk with them regarding their bring up or how they discovered they were gay.

Q. HOW DO I KNOW IF IM BISEXUAL? I WAS WITH HER ONLY ONCE...THOSE DA CONSIDER ME BISEXUAL?

A. thanxs...very helpful...wInk

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PG addresses teachers, counsellors, chaplains and others with these words, "We share responsibility for bringing the truth of the Gospel to our young people, including young homosexual students who are struggling with identity and self-worth." They back up this claim with strong and positive resources for teachers.
This, the largest section of items (twelve), measured the individual's personal beliefs and feelings toward homosexuals. With regard to human rights, seven people felt that homosexuals are not a viable part of society (five were neutral); four felt that homosexuals should not be accepted into society (five were neutral); eight felt there should be restrictions on homosexuality (eight were neutral); ten felt it would not be beneficial for society to recognize homosexuality as normal (five were neutral); and three felt that homosexuals should not be given social equality (four were neutral).
Second, neither is it true to say that because homosexual orientation or desire is not sought but a given, probably even innate, it is then created by God and can be gratified without sin.
In particular, they cite a June 2003 document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome regarding the legal recognition of homosexual unions, which states for a Catholic lawmaker to vote in favor of allowing such unions would be "gravely immoral." It also reiterates the church's position that homosexuality is "objectively disordered." Most appalling to those who minister to gay and lesbian Catholics is a statement about homosexual couples adopting children that says, "Allowing children to be adopted by persons living in such unions would actually mean doing violence to these children."
While complying with any state laws which directly affect its placements, each agency must adopt policies that reflect what is known about the effects on children of being raised by a homosexual individual or, where permitted by law, a same-sex couple.
In her 1994Pedialrics magazine article "Are Children at Risk for Sexual Abuse by Homosexuals?" Carole Jenny found that 94 percent of molested girls and 86 percent of molested boys were abused by men.
It stated inter alia: "Those who would move from tolerance to the legitimisation of specific rights for cohabiting homosexual persons need to be reminded that approval or legislation of evil is something far different from the toleration of evil.
He will be unable to persuade American homosexuals to rise up and rebel against hidden law and its Main Street codes of behavior.
Leaders of the Christian Reconstructionist movement, which advocates imposing the Old Testament's legal code on the United States, argue that homosexual acts should merit the death penalty.
Further, since the associates of homosexual parents are also apt to be disproportionately homosexual, the social-psychological environment a homosexual parent could provide would appear less child-oriented than it would be among conventional parents.
The familiar stereotype that gays are promiscuous and immoral, for instance, would not stand if the country regularly saw homosexual marriages.