"Current disease: Homosexual"

"Current illness: Homosexual" "Current disease: Homosexual"

Homosexuality in a 19-year-old girl from Murcia is diagnosed as a disease

«Current illness: homosexuality«: Is the phrase that was found in his medical report after a gynecology consultation in the Reina Sofía Hospital of Murcia, dependent on Murcian Health Service, a 19-year-old girl who came for consultation. When reading the diagnosis, the young woman was surprised: «I did not understand how this type of thinking continued to occur in the twenty-first century: it seems that there are people who have not changed their sigor".

The mother of the patient assures that she is going to file a formal complaint against the doctor who classified her daughter's sexual condition as a disease and will request that this information be removed from her medical record by «vexatious«.

«It was in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses, and yet 31 years later, in the Murcian Health System some professionals continue to assume sexual orientation as a disease«, They complain from the Galactyco Collective Association of Gais, Lesbianas, Bisexuales y Trans de Cartagena y Comarca.

As they denounce, this is not an isolated case, but rather "There are already numerous cases of humiliating treatment that come to our Association due to sexual or gender orientation, and we consider alarming, unacceptable and intolerable that to date the professionals on whom an adequate treatment of our health depends are ignorant of the realities of the LGTBI people«.

They demand a rectification

In addition, they claim to have sent separate writings to the Counseling and SMS demanding «rectification and immediate apologies to the patient«. They also claim the application of the aforementioned Law 8/2016 of May 27, of social equality of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgender and intersex.

According to galactyco, five years after its approval, this law «remains as a legislative ornament»And remember that«commits the Government of Murcia to guarantee respectful treatment towards LGTBI people since health professionals have adequate training and information on homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality and intersexuality«.

"Current illness: Homosexual"

Sources: Cadena SerLa opinión de MurciaThe Spanish

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