Canadian gay boys just love the doctor. Alright, maybe not, but they’re definitely paying their physician more visits, according to a recent survey of 346,000 adults:
About 29 percent of gay men consulted a medical specialist in the 12 months prior to the survey, compared with 19 percent of heterosexual men, while 8 percent of gay men consulted a psychologist, compared to 3 percent of heterosexual men.
Seventy-seven percent of lesbians had seen a family doctor in the 12 months before the survey, compared with 83 percent of heterosexual women.
An estimated 65 percent of gay men and 63 percent of lesbians reported their health as excellent or very good — almost identical to heterosexuals.
The lesbians surveyed also expressed a sense of misalignment within the current medical field, saying that most doctors assume they’re straight and press birth control, which don’t need for obvious reasons. (They like vagina.)