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How doctors' assumptions about LGBTQ patients can be harmful to their health

How doctors' assumptions about LGBTQ patients can be harmful to their health

“Are you sexually active?” a doctor asks. "Yes," a female patient responds.

“Do you take birth control?” they ask. “No,” she answers.

“Do you use condoms?” “No...”

"Are you trying to have a baby?" "No."

“So then how are you preventing pregnancy?” “...I’m gay.”

This is the premise of dozens of TikTok videos discussing the awkwardness that comes from doctors appointments when patients' sexuality is assumed.

User @haleyfaulkner posted a version of this interaction, garnering more than 900,000 likes and 6.3 million views, along with many echoing her experience in comments.

Read the full story on USA Today here.