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sydwel April 6th, 2016 2:38am

Could a doctor's sexual orientation have any impact on whether or not you see them?

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MrMilkdud
04/05/16 8:54 pm

No. How would I even know that?

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sydwel
04/05/16 9:01 pm

I don't know, they might mention a spouse in passing or have a picture somewhere. Not necessary to know of course, but I know my primary physician is married with children just from passing small talk.

Sk8BoredR Asian American warrior
04/05/16 8:22 pm

Has no bearing at all... What matters is their ability to do a good job.

I love how some people think that just because a doctor is gay they might try something on you... Note to straight people, you're a patient not a perspective date... Oh and you're probably not all that! 😂

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conqueror MS gay atheist
04/05/16 8:42 pm

The second part! 😂

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/05/16 9:40 pm

The question didn't say gay btw. Most doctors are straight, so shouldn't people worry more about a straight doctor of the opposite sex which is more likely?
I'd hope doctors behave overall professionally: no doctor-patient sexual come-ons.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/05/16 8:20 pm

The only qualities that are important for me: competence and really caring about my health problem.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
04/05/16 8:19 pm

No male gay docs for me thanks...

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
04/05/16 8:01 pm

If its,a guy, who has to fondle the junk, I'm not ok with that

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EarlyBird Portland
04/05/16 8:00 pm

"Sexual orientation", no but "sex" could matter.

sydwel
04/05/16 7:42 pm

Orientation does not matter to me at all. The one thing related to sexuality that would be a concern would be if my doctor expressed disbelief in or opposition to non-hetero sexualities.

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susanr Colorado
04/05/16 7:42 pm

Zero. Honestly, why the heck would I care?

I've had physicians that I knew were gay, but that's because I knew them outside of their practice.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
04/05/16 7:40 pm

Nope. I'm more concerned with his/her ability to do the job.

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
04/05/16 7:39 pm

As fare as I'm concerned, their orientation is hardly any of my business.

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