The importance of destigmatization in gender identity: A case report

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Gender identity is predisposed by genetic, hormonal and psychological factors. From the one hand sexual orientation is natural person’s right to express his personality features. From the other hand World Health Organization (WHO) eliminated homosexuality from international disease classification list. However up till now community has not enough knowledge, about mechanisms of sexual orientation development. Question nature versus nurture about homosexuality is already answered by science. Homosexuality is not choice but determination. Here is presented case of misunderstanding about development of homosexuality even in nowadays. Current case describes how homosexual son, was rejected by his parents because of the lack of knowledge about the origins of sexual orientation. Such parent behavior was conditioned by their thinking that homosexuality is depravity. Only after genetic and psychological counseling have parents accepted their son with his orientation. The present case show how important is to provide adequate information to the family and all community about gender identity. In present article also revises literature about hormonal, genetic and neurophysiological factors important for development of homosexuality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1445-1449
JournalInternational journal of advances in case reports
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Stigmatization
  • Gender identity
  • Genetic counselling
  • Psychology

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