Understand important health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men — from sexually transmitted infections to depression — and get tips for taking charge of your health. All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy. Men who have sex with men are at increased risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections. Pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP.
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Lisa McClain does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Pope Francis has spoken openly about homosexuality. However, the pope has also discouraged homosexual men from entering the priesthood. As a scholar specializing in the history of the Catholic Church and gender studies, I can attest that 1, years ago, gay priests were not so restricted. In earlier centuries, the Catholic Church paid little attention to homosexual activity among priests or laypeople.
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Same-sex sexual activity between males is illegal, even if it is consensual and takes place in private, and the Attorney-General of Singapore has declared that prosecutions under Section A occasionally still occur,    although sources state that the law is not well enforced. No anti-discrimination protections exist for LGBT people. Singaporean society is generally regarded as conservative. In line with worldwide trends,  attitudes towards members of the LGBT community are slowly changing and becoming more accepting and tolerant, especially among young people. Singapore law inherited from the British Empire prohibited sodomy regardless of sex.
Fifty years after homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales, 72 other countries and territories worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex relationships, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. There are eight countries in which homosexuality can result in a death penalty, and dozens more in which homosexual acts can result in a prison sentence, according to an annual report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association ILGA. Southern and east Africa, the Middle East and south Asia persist with the most draconian approaches.