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Woman shocked to discover ‘lesbianism’ listed as a problem in her medical history

Nick Duffy January 25, 2017
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A woman has spoken out after discovering ‘lesbianism’ listed as a problem in her medical history.

Kristina Rodriguez of Indian Trail, North Carolina made the discovery after having blood tests at Lake Park Family Practice, run by the Carolinas Healthcare System.

While reviewing her medical history, the mother said she was shocked to see ‘lesbianism’ listed as part of her medical history.

She told WSOC-TV: “I’ve seen this medical provider since I was 10 years old – they’re someone I trust. I don’t think [my doctor] had any ill intent putting it on there, but I don’t know.

“I don’t see a need to put that on there. [When I raised it] he was asking, ‘where would you like it to put it?’, and I said, ‘I don’t want you to put it anywhere! Why does it need to be there?’

“It’s 2017. It’s very normal for people to have a same-sex partner. It was really just a lot.

“This listed as a medical problem could really set someone back, could mess with their self-esteem and could make them think something is wrong with them.”

She joked: “Maybe I can get out of work for my condition. I’m not sure.”

A spokesperson from Carolinas Healthcare System said: “Carolinas HealthCare System has been made aware of a patient complaint regarding information contained in a medical record.

“This is not an appropriate clinical diagnosis, and we are actively investigating how this information was included.

“Carolinas HealthCare System strongly supports diversity and inclusion in all its interactions with patients, the public and our teammates, including creating an affirming environment for LGBT patients and their families.”

Related topics: Gay, Health, lesbian, lesbianism, LGBT, North Carolina, US

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