[Rushtalk] Pediatricians' new mission: Fight 'homophobia'
John A. Quayle
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Wed Jun 26 20:11:53 MDT 2013
Pediatricians' new mission: Fight 'homophobia'
25, 2013 by
In its first sexual-orientation policy update in
nearly a decade, the nations largest
pediatricians group said its members should do
more to fight heterosexism and homophobia, as
up their care of teens with same-sex attractions.
Sexual-minority youth should not be considered
abnormal, the American Academy of
(AAP) said in its new materials on lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths, released Monday.
The policy statement and technical report which
updates a 2004 policy is nonbinding but
recommends that pediatricians create offices that
are teen-friendly and welcoming to all
adolescents, regardless of sexual orientation and behavior.
Doctors can signal their openness to LGBTQ youths
by putting out brochures with pictures of both
same- and opposite-gender couples or posting a
rainbow decal on an office door or bulletin
board. The report also suggests that medical
questionnaires be changed to be gender-neutral,
and that staff be trained to not ask a boy about
his girlfriend, but to ask him to tell me about your partner instead.
Continues on www.washingtontimes.com
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