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Homosexuality and Parasites

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In 1990 SD Wexner wrote in an article entitled ''Sexually transmitted diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. The challenge of the nineties'' published in ''Diseases of the Colon and Rectum'' and the abstract for that article states: "....a host of parasites, bacterial, viral, and protozoan are all rampant in the [[Homosexuality|homosexual]] population."<ref></ref>
[[File:Entamoeba histolytica trophozoite.jpg|thumbnail|200px|left|A variety of colorectal disorders have been recognized among male homosexuals. <br /><br />A wide variety of intestinal parasites have been recovered from stools of homosexuals. [[Amebiasis]] has been reported as a common cause of diarrhea in homosexuals.<ref>[ ''Gay men bowel syndrome: A report of parasitic infection in homosexual patients''], Med. J. Malaysia Vol. 40 No. 4 1985</ref>]]
In 1985, the peer reviewed medical journal ''Gut'', which is an international medical journal for gastroenterology & hepatology, had an article entitled ''The [[Gay bowel syndrome|Gay Bowel]]'' authored by I V Weller which stated the following: "[[Guardia Lamblia|Guardia lamblia]] and [[Entamoeba Histolytica|Entamoeba histolytica]] have long been regarded as 'exotic' organisms, but are 'hyperendemic' among gay men attending [[STD]] clinics with up to 20 excreting cysts."<ref>I V Weller, ''The gay bowel'', Gut. 1985 September; 26(9): 869–875</ref>