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Talking to your doctor about your LGBTQ+ sex life

August 22, 2019

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Cecil R. Webster, Jr., MD, Contributor

Dr. Cecil R. Webster, Jr. is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Boston. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and consultant for diversity health outreach programs at the … See Full Bio
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Sean Montoya
September 16, 2019


August 23, 2019

“LGBTQ+” is a meaningless catch all label with no basis in reality.

August 22, 2019

“Sexual experiences, with their impact on identity, varied emotional significance, and disease risk, are a keystone for helping your doctor understand how to personalize your healthcare.” I can only hope that LGBTQ+ people have more luck then I did. I cannot ever recall having any MD (including gynecologists) ever ask me about my sexual experiences. I do know that a gynecologist tried to talk me into an unnecessary surgery when I was much younger, was clearly disapproving of my having had an abortion (I was instructed to do a follow up care with him) and had to argue w/the same gyn to get the type of birth control I wanted (a safer form). The best care I got was from a nurse-practitioner at PP I went to years ago for a few years & one internist was ok. But overall, no health care providers showed any interest in that aspect of my life and that’s continued.

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