Outrage in Spain after a gynecologist declared a lesbian teenage “sick” because of her sexual orientation | Abroad

The 19-year-old had made an appointment with a gynecologist because of her menstrual condition, but instead was diagnosed with an oddity. After the doctor’s appointment, the girl was said to have received a sheet with the words “Current disease: homosexuality.” The teen’s mother said the doctor asked her daughter about her sexual orientation. Despite her anger, the teen answered the question, thinking at the time that it might be relevant.

“I thought it was a joke at first,” the teen said. “But it clearly wasn’t.”

The teen and her mother reported the incident to the local LGBTQ+ group, Galactyco. The organization immediately filed a complaint with the regional government of Murcia and the regional health ministry, among others. “The World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses in 1990, however, 31 years later, there are still some medical experts in Murcia who consider sexual orientation to be a disease,” the organization said in a statement. Galactyco now demands a clear explanation and apology.

The regional health department in Murcia said it was “aware of the incident” and would take “all necessary steps to act appropriately”.

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