Navigation Links
Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation among Asian and Pacific Islander youth
Date:7/14/2009

, noting that this cultural barrier leaves this sexual minority with multiple oppressions and a sense of fear and inability to accept their sexual identity.

API women who are gay also face an Asian culture that requires them to stick to family values, marry men and have children or place shame on their families, neighbors and community. Researchers found that many Asian cultural norms render women invisible and silent. Thus these women compared to heterosexual API women and both heterosexual and homosexual API men had a higher prevalence of tobacco, binge drinking, marijuana and other drugs.

The reasons? The API women who were gay were less likely to adhere to traditional family-oriented gender roles, were unable or willing to gain or receive emotional support from their families and were likely to compete with men for masculine privileges so they could escape sexist oppression.

Often, the result for both young men and women is to mask homosexual behaviors and avoid alienating their family and parents' communities. In their relationships with others, they often have to decide which identity will take precedence: an ethnic or sexual identity.

"In the Western gay and lesbian community, 'coming out,' is final revelation that you are homosexual while for API in America of Korean descent, there is 'coming home,' where you want to integrate culturally and be both an American and Korean," said Professor Hahm. "This is not staying closeted but rather alluding to your sexuality to a family member, who may not challenge it, as long as the status quo within the family is maintained."

Over time, many manage the conflicts that arise from choosing one over the other and enter into a homosexual identity with many negative stereotypes and assumptions related to their ethnic identity. Still others sublimate their sexual identify and appear asexual until they are able to synthesize an identity that incorporates both ethnicity and s
'/>"/>

Contact: Ronald Rosenberg
ronrosen@bu.edu
617-358-1240
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cord Blood Awareness Month: Understanding Still Low, Despite Medical Advancements
2. Blue Shield of California Makes Understanding Health Care Issues Easier for Consumers
3. Innovative New Wellness and Nutrition Program Leverages Latest Understanding of Relationship Between Diet and Genes
4. Hospitalized patients need better understanding of CPR and outcomes
5. Guardian Survey Reveals Widespread Lack of Understanding of Health Savings Accounts
6. Study further expands understanding of leptins role in brain neurocircuitry
7. New tool to improve patient understanding of long-acting injectable antipsychotic therapies (LAT) unveiled in April issue of Psychiatry 2009
8. New Educational Tool for Understanding UC Flares
9. The EntreTech Forum Presents ... PHOTONICS/OPTICS - Understanding the Latest Applications of Light-based Technologies in Medical, Consumer, Industrial, and Defense Sectors
10. IOF launches educational slide kit to enhance understanding of FRAX
11. American Cancer Society Launches Major Brand Revitalization Effort to Help Broaden Consumer Understanding and Connections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... In ... legal marijuana industry with the launch of its Doobster platform, a HIPAA-compliant mobile ... order products from their smart phones and tablets. Well, Doobster, “The App ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... scheduled for October 27-29, 2015 in San Jose, CA. The first event ... focus on the void that exists where battery development and energy storage innovation ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... In addition to its existing Doctor of ... third doctoral program at its main campus in Reading: Doctor of Nursing Practice. , ... to prepare advanced practice nurses for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located at 1395 South Pinellas Avenue ... of 2016. The new facility will be located at US Highway 19 North and Highlands ... on August 18, and work on the project is slated to begin in September 2015. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... , ... NetDimensions is once again named among TrainingIndustry.com’s annual Top ... only to effectively deliver, curate and administer great programs, but also measure the impact ... six consecutive years, NetDimensions has maintained its position on this Top 20 list. This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Doobster Launches a Nationwide, Comprehensive On-Demand Medical Marijuana App 2Health News:Doobster Launches a Nationwide, Comprehensive On-Demand Medical Marijuana App 3Health News:Doobster Launches a Nationwide, Comprehensive On-Demand Medical Marijuana App 4Health News:Doobster Launches a Nationwide, Comprehensive On-Demand Medical Marijuana App 5Health News:Infocast Hosting First Conference Dedicated to Powering Wearable Devices & the IoT 2Health News:Alvernia University Now Offering Three Doctoral Degree Programs 2Health News:Florida Hospital North Pinellas is Opening a New Free-Standing Emergency Room in Palm Harbor 2Health News:Florida Hospital North Pinellas is Opening a New Free-Standing Emergency Room in Palm Harbor 3Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 2Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 3
... States added farm-raised fish and shrimp to a growing list ... Thursday. ,The US Food and Drug Administration ... until importers could prove the shipments were free of unsafe ... urged a recall of up to 450,000 Chinese tires because ...
... south Florida has found that Rheumatologists substantially overestimate ... which may lead to inaccurate evaluations ... for lifestyle modifications. ,The rheumatologists consistently ... in performing activities of daily living, such as ...
... labeled as a mentally ill person, which can ... result in a higher rate of unemployment, lower earnings ... Each year, one in four U.S. adults suffers from ... of Mental Health. ,In a recently published ...
... Gehrig's disease mystery, UCLA, Italian chemists may have solved ... key role in a particular form of amyotrophic ... a progressive, fatal neuro-degenerative disorder that strikes without warning. ... and biochemistry, has studied the protein copper-zinc superoxide dismutase ...
... order can rest assured that their male offspring will take after ... to the daughters, especially in the case of red deer. ... that may prove useful for their sons, may not have the ... ,The boffins also state that though this study was carried out ...
... flower essences, is an effective stress reliever which neither ... to any side effects or addiction, says a scientific ... five flower essences-Rock Rose to alleviate terror and panic, ... inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem to ease shock, and Cherry ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:US to Detain Seafood Imports from China 2Health News:Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work 2Health News:Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease 2Health News:Boffins a Step Closer to Solving Puzzle of Lou Gehrig's Disease 3Health News:Successful Dads Have Not So Successful Daughters 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... , August 27, 2015 Itamar ... a private investment in public equity (PIPE) deal, in ... million in Itamar Medical.   Through this ... of Itamar Medical and will work closely with the ... According to the investment agreement, Itamar Medical will ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Aug. 27, 2015  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... announced that it will be participating in the Goldman ... Goldman Sachs offices in London ... Company Founded in 1927 and headquartered in ... leader in musculoskeletal healthcare.  We design, manufacture and market ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... British Columbia and MENLO PARK, ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQX: DMPI) ("DelMar" and the "Company"), ... of new cancer therapies, today announced that it will ... ending June 30, 2015 on Friday, September 4, 2015. ... business update conference call and live webcast for investors, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Viola Private Equity Invests up to $28.4 Million in Itamar Medical and Becomes the Largest Shareholder of the Company 2Viola Private Equity Invests up to $28.4 Million in Itamar Medical and Becomes the Largest Shareholder of the Company 3Viola Private Equity Invests up to $28.4 Million in Itamar Medical and Becomes the Largest Shareholder of the Company 4Viola Private Equity Invests up to $28.4 Million in Itamar Medical and Becomes the Largest Shareholder of the Company 5DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Announce Fiscal 2015 Year-End Financial Results on September 4, 2015 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals to Announce Fiscal 2015 Year-End Financial Results on September 4, 2015 3
... Oct. 14 ZyStor Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company ... the treatment of Lysosomal Storage Diseases using the Company,s ... it has received clearance from the U. S. Food ... for its first drug candidate, ZC-701, an enzyme replacement ...
... Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced the sale ... AG, one of the world,s largest chemical companies. The ... operation with a focus on producing high-quality active pharmaceutical ... In connection with the sale of the site, the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ZyStor Therapeutics, Inc. Cleared to Begin Clinical Trial for Targeted Protein Therapeutic for the Treatment of Pompe Disease 2ZyStor Therapeutics, Inc. Cleared to Begin Clinical Trial for Targeted Protein Therapeutic for the Treatment of Pompe Disease 3Lilly to Sell Tippecanoe Manufacturing Site to Evonik Industries 2Lilly to Sell Tippecanoe Manufacturing Site to Evonik Industries 3Lilly to Sell Tippecanoe Manufacturing Site to Evonik Industries 4
TVL defibrillation leads have a patented coiled-coil design for faster, easier insertion and more precise intracardiac placement. Designed with an integrated bipolar design, the lead enables high-vol...
The Livewire steerable electrophysiology catheter is uniquely designed with an ergonomic handle and patented steering mechanism to provide smooth, precise catheter tip movement, even during lengthy e...
... feature 20 bipolar-spaced electrodes along a ... of mapping resolution in atrial fibrillation ... 20-pole catheter enables more accurate pinpointing ... 10-pole catheter systems. The result: greater ...
Livewire TC steerable ablation catheters are designed for the RF ablation of arrhythmias. They are available in a variety of curves and configurations, including bi-directional catheters for added fl...
Medicine Products: