Although the reasons for the formation of sexual identity are not known for certain, the generally accepted opinion in the healthcare field is that it is the result of a complex interaction of different biological and environmental factors. The American Psychological Association states “homosexuality is not a disease. It does not require a treatment and is irreplaceable.”
When families first learn about their children’s identity, the first thing they do is to take them to a psychologist or psychiatrist because they want to “fix” the situation. It can be upsetting for the family to learn that this is unchangeable. On the other hand, a mental health expert can help both the child and the other members of the family to relieve their sadness and anxiety about this situation, to experience the acceptance process in a healthy way and to exist in the society more comfortably.