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Common Questions About Sexual Orientation

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Topic Overview

Many people believe things that aren't true about gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. Here are some questions people sometimes have.

Question: Can gay, lesbian, and bisexual people change their sexual orientation? Can they get some kind of treatment?

Question: Can child abuse affect sexual orientation?

Question: I have an uncle who is gay. Should I worry about letting my children stay with him? I've heard that gay people are more likely to be child molesters.

Question: My lesbian daughter and her partner are adopting a little girl. Will my new granddaughter grow up to be gay?

Question: Is it true that people who are bisexual change partners a lot?

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Current as of: September 23, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

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