Thursday, 16 February 2017 23:31

A woman from North Carolina discovers her lesbianism listed as a problem on her medical record

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Kristina Rodriguez had the nasty surprise of discovering on her medical history the term "lesbianism" listed as a problem.

"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," she said in an interview with the WSOC-TV channel.

"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."

A Carolinas Healthcare System spokesperson 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."

At the end of her interview, Kristina preferred to laugh at it by adding that maybe she could get out of work for her condition.

In any case, I hope that this information will disappear from her record since it has nothing to do with it. Don't hesitate to check your medical file.