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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Patient's Sexuality May Have Impact on Care

Forbes.com republished an article stating:

Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals react more positively to men who reveal they're gay than to women who disclose they're lesbians, concludes a New Zealand study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing."

But lesbian and gay older adults (40+) who can disclose their sexuality to their health care provider report more positive experiences.

False assumptions of heterosexuality combined with an aging lesbian and gay boomer generation's assertiveness in healthcare makes the need to move sexuality training to the forefront of continuing medical education a priority.

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