MOCSA’s service area includes six counties in the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area: Jackson, Platte, Clay, and Cass Counties in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.
Our 24-hour crisis line, sexual assault counseling, adult survivor counseling, and hospital advocacy services are available to residents across all six counties in our service area.
The practitioner's knowledge and sensitivity regarding sexuality issues strongly influences the patient's comfort level in seeking optimal health care in the future.
During early and later adolescence, sexual attraction toward members of the same sex begins, often occurring with the absence of attraction toward the opposite sex.
Some teenagers who are GLB start sexual experimentation.
In addition to services provided at our primary office location in midtown Kansas City, Missouri, we provide outreach counseling for adolescent and adult sexual assault victims around the metro.
MOCSA’s education programs for elementary, middle and high school students are available in more than 30 school districts throughout our services area.
The first contact with a professional in the medical field for the teenager who is GLB is often the pediatrician, family practitioner, or internist.
Many healthcare professionals provide medical care to teenagers who are GLB far more often then they realize.Fewer than 33% of subjects with predominantly homosexual fantasies, attractions, or behaviors actually identified themselves as homosexual or bisexual.These figures suggests that most adolescents who might be experiencing same-sex attractions are reluctant to label themselves as GLB.Trying to keep their sexuality hidden from close friends and family members can lead to a profound sense of isolation.Unfortunately, some teenagers have little access to positive information regarding their homosexuality, and other teenagers are unwilling to obtain information for fear of being discovered.In 1993, Diamond and colleagues performed a review of studies conducted with various populations and concluded that the prevalence of predominant homosexual attraction was lower than Kinsey had predicted.