Once, at a medical appointment, I saw a nurse who seemed unable to wrap his head around the fact that I was sexually active but not on birth control. Even though I explained this, he prodded me with more questions about my sexual orientation than needles to draw my blood. Unfortunately, even the health care we do get sometimes falls miles short of the compassionate, dignified sort we should receive. Outdated misconceptions about gender identity and sexual orientation have no place in medicine, but they can run rampant.
We’re OUT in Northern Virginia!
Doctor and Patient: L.G.B.T. Issues Neglected in Medical Schools - The New York Times
As a physician, it is my duty to assess behaviors for their impact on health and wellbeing. When something is beneficial, such as exercise, good nutrition, or adequate sleep, it is my duty to recommend it. Likewise, when something is harmful, such as smoking, overeating, alcohol or drug abuse, and homosexual sex, it is my duty to discourage it. Both Boards strongly reiterate the Catechism's teaching that people who self-identify as gays and lesbians must be treated with 'respect, compassion, and sensitivity' CCC
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