‘An individual’s sexual orientation is their personal choice’

There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences on it, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors

‘An individual’s sexual orientation is their personal choice’Homosexuality has existed since ancient times. It has been admired as well as condemned throughout recorded history, depending on the culture in which it existed and the form that it took. Functionality of a person is not connected to his/her sexual orientation. Thus, the homosexual/lesbian could very well be mentally sound, emotionally stable, intelligent, sharp, […]

Are tattoos linked to risky behaviours among youngsters?

 In the past, some people considered tattoos a rebellion against the norm. People thought they were a signal to risk-taking behaviour and increased health risks

Are tattoos linked to risky behaviours among youngsters?Tattoos have grown in popularity dramatically over recent decades. A new survey-based study investigates whether they have any associations with risky behaviour or adverse health outcomes. In some demographics, the rates are even higher; for instance, almost half of Millennials (today’s generation) now have a tattoo. In the past, some people considered tattoos a rebellion […]

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 […]