The queering of medicine

Puddester, Derek
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/3/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 12, p1624
Academic Journal
The article presents studies on the use of health care system by GLBT people and how they are treated in the workplace. The study conducted by the Canadian Statistics revealed that GLBT people use health care system differently, wherein lesbians are less likely to access regular pap tests and see family physicians compared to heterosexuals while GLBT people are more likely to access mental health services than heterosexuals. Meanwhile, the study on American GLBT physicians indicated that over 40% of medical trainees and practicing physicians have seen homophobic remarks in the workplace. It showed that only 12% of GLBT physicians felt treated as equals within the profession.


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