There is no ‘gay gene,’ finds major study

There’s no such thing as a single ‘gay gene’ that drives a person’s sexual behaviour, concludes the largest genetic study ever conducted on the issue

There is no ‘gay gene,’ finds major studyInstead, a person’s attraction to those of the same sex is shaped by a complex mix of genetic and environmental influences, similar to what’s seen in most other human traits, researchers report. “This is a natural and normal part of variation in our species,” said researcher Ben Neale, director of genetics with the Stanley Center […]

Woman gives birth to her gay brother’s baby

A mother of a five-year-old girl has revealed how she stepped in to help her brother be a parent by giving birth to his child after having her egg fertilised by his partner’s sperm

Woman gives birth to her gay brother’s babyChapelle Cooper, 27, from Dalton, Cumbria, was desperate to give her sibling Scott Stephenson the gift of parenthood – and so helped him and partner Michael have their first child. She stepped in when her brother Scott and his partner Michael found that adopting a baby was expensive and complex. Little Harper Elizabeth Smith was […]

Need a curriculum to train medical students on how to interact with LGBT persons

The recent survey published in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found that although the overall attitude of Indian medical students towards homosexuality is positive, the percentage of students with negative attitudes remains quite high. Further work on the medical curriculum is needed to change these negative attitudes so that patients receive appropriate care

Need a curriculum to train medical students on how to interact with LGBT personsWhile Supreme Court has recently passed a historic judgement which has decriminalised homosexuality, it is necessary to know what is the attitude of medical students towards treating patients from LGBT community. The survey published by NCBI mentions that of 290 students, 270 (93.1%) (148 males and 122 females) completed the questionnaire and were included in […]

Pune witnesses rise in sexually transmitted diseases among LGBT community

A rise in the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Pune city among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community has puzzled the city doctors. The increasing use of online apps by the community in order to facilitate casual sexual relationships has increased the risk of STI’s

Pune witnesses rise in sexually transmitted diseases among LGBT communityDoctors and activists say that with continuous awareness campaigns on safe sex; STIs such as gonorrhoea, genital warts and syphilis had come under control in the last one decade. But since the last one year incidences of these STIs have increased in the city. Take the case of Rajiv (name changed) a transgender who approached […]