News & LGBT Health Articles

Why doctors need to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity

This article, written in Slate by a medical resident in Washington, DC, discusses the importance of physicians asking their patients questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. The author writes, “Simply put, sexual practices and gender identity should be viewed similarly to other categories that we now consider to be a necessary part of patients’ medical histories—for example, their past medical and surgical history, travel history, or family history of cancer.”