Published in Cancer Weekly, March 24th, 2009
“The question always comes up,” said Lunn, 27, a medical student from North Dakota at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “Do I want to come out or not'” This hesitancy is common with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients when meeting with a doctor for the first time. Often they’re scared away by homophobic comments, or simply by a basic lack of knowledge on the part of their doctor as to their unique health care concerns.
“The fear of insensitivity from their doctor has driven many patients away,” Lunn said. “Sometimes...
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