Spanish hospital ‘diagnoses’ gay woman with ‘current illness: homosexuality’

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A gynecologist in southeast Spain has sparked anger after a 19-year-old woman “diagnosed” the disease as homosexuality.

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The teenage woman went to a doctor at the Reina Sofia Hospital in the Spanish city of Murcia earlier this week, where, after her examination, she was given a paper that, according to a local, read “gay” under “current illness”. Was. report good.

Citing the sexual orientation of the women upon diagnosis, her mother said that the doctor had asked her if it could be mentioned in the report. The woman was shocked but gave her consent, thinking it might be relevant.


The patient said: “At first, I thought it was funny, but it’s not.”

A spokesperson for the hospital told the online paper That they have acknowledged the incident and suggested that the error may have been the result of discrepancies when downplaying the patient’s details.

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The spokesperson said the hospital would apologize to the patient in any case.

He also assured that all necessary measures would be taken to establish the facts and proceed accordingly.

A formal complaint was filed by the local LGBT support group Galactico, which has sought answers from the city’s administration, the regional health ministry and the regional health service.

one in Statement Released during a 19-year-old gynecological consultation to condemn “abusive treatment showing LGBTiphobia”, the collective said: “It was in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses, And yet 31 years later, some professionals in the Mercian Health System treat sexual orientation as a disease.”

For centuries, this error of linking sexual orientation to disease has included stigmatizing, discriminatory, violent and abusive behavior towards people whose sexual orientation was different from that of heterosexuality, the statement read.

“We support public policies against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the Autonomous Community of Murcia Region, including lesbians, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgender and intersex, which after 5 years have passed as a legislative ornament happened.


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