LGBT MD asked me if I was gay (sort of)

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  1. coma

    coma New Member

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    I had a rather interesting medical experience. I went to a GP for a routine physical. This was my first time with him so I had to answer a few questions that he recited from some kind of standardized medical questionnaire. He asked about my relative's health, blah, blah, blah, which I expected and are legitimate. Then, he rattles off questions of a personal nature. He asked me if I was married :)rofl: ) and if I had kids :eek4: . Each question was getting more personal (I bet he could see me squirming in my seat). Then he asks if I'm sexually active I said no, then he asks: heterosexual or homosexual? WTF, I was shocked so I just stammered hetero. I could tell by the way he looked at me that he knew I was a lying cocksucker.:noes:
     
  2. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    well...if he did the prostate exam and you asked if it had started yet after it was already over, then that might point to homo. :mamoru:
     
  3. Ferron

    Ferron So yes, I'll see you there.

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    :rofl:
    I think there might be a medical reason for the doctor asking?:dunno:
     
  4. TommyBoiSxty9

    TommyBoiSxty9 here, but I'm really gone

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    lol if he was hot u shoulda been like, "*Well*, I have been told I give amazing blow jobs *winks at hot Doctor*"
     
  5. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Agreed. It would have been in your best interest to tell him the truth.
     
  6. Sam Gamgee

    Sam Gamgee Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right. OT Supporter

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    why would you lie?
     
  7. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    LGBTQ men and women are at a higher risk for certain things... I mean, if you are not sexually active, then I guess you don't have to worry about that pesky colon/prostate cancer yet... I don't know the numbers/ages/facts anymore (I have not spoke on this in a while), but hetero men have to start getting checked at a later age then homo men. Also, as is statistically appropriate, we need to get an STD panel way more often.

    It is in your best interest to inform your doctor...
     
  8. Sam Gamgee

    Sam Gamgee Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right. OT Supporter

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    I completely agree.

    Honesty is the best policy.
     
  9. ExDelayed

    ExDelayed New Member

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    I agree with Sam and Coco. My doctor knew and it was no big deal. But since my insurance doesnt like that doctor I need to find a new one. :(
     
  10. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    I knew I forgot to do something... Below, I have listed some great resources:

    10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Providers
    10 Things Lesbians Should Discuss with their Healthcare Providers


    If you already have a doctor that you feel could use a lil education, print the following documents and give it to them... (This is actually how I came out to my doctor :mamoru: )

    MSM: Clinician's Guide to Incorporating Sexual Risk Assessment in Routine Visits (PDF)
    Creating a Safe Clinical Environment for Men Who Have Sex With Men (PDF)
    Creating a Safe Clinical Environment for LGBTI Patients (8 pages - PDF)


    And here are some other pages that I've found that are noteworthy...

    http://www.aegis.com/news/wb/2002/WB020507.html
    http://www.aidsrochester.org/gayhealth/gayhealthlinks.htm
    http://www.lesbian.com/health/health_intro.html
    http://www.triangle.org.za/healthmain.htm
     

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