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prima:“I don’t treat people like you”: the discrimination suffered by the LGBTQ+ community when seeking health services in Puerto Rico

Professionals who care for patients of this group called for more education of the medical profession on the subject

June 9, 2024 - 5:50 PM

To renew their professional licenses in the 2023-2025 period, physicians must take - among others - two credits on LGBTQ+ discrimination, mandatory once in a professional lifetime. Experts in the field have pointed out that this is not enough. (Shutterstock)

A trans person visits his new primary care physician’s office to seek a countersignature for medication prescriptions. The doctor reads the paperwork, looks up, and says, “I don’t treat people like you.” He then gets up, opens the door and orders the person to leave.

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