Share this post to raise awareness about the problems that LGBTQ physicians—and patients—still face today.
Recently, there has been internet hubbub about one Harvard physician’s story about the struggles he faced being gay in the field of medicine. This issue is relevant to the whole LGBTQ community because the anti-LGBTQ sentiment that persists in some aspects of the medical field can affect not only the lives of those working in the field, but also the quality of care received by patients, LGBTQ or otherwise.
For example, LGBTQ people and people who practice alternative sexual practices can sometimes face unique medical problems that are covered only briefly in most medical school curricula. Medical students spend more time learning about extremely rare genetic diseases than about the medical problems faced daily by people in the LGBTQ community.
END DADT—in medicine?