Need a curriculum to train medical students on how to interact with LGBT persons

The recent survey published in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found that although the overall attitude of Indian medical students towards homosexuality is positive, the percentage of students with negative attitudes remains quite high. Further work on the medical curriculum is needed to change these negative attitudes so that patients receive appropriate care

Need a curriculum to train medical students on how to interact with LGBT personsWhile Supreme Court has recently passed a historic judgement which has decriminalised homosexuality, it is necessary to know what is the attitude of medical students towards treating patients from LGBT community. The survey published by NCBI mentions that of 290 students, 270 (93.1%) (148 males and 122 females) completed the questionnaire and were included in […]

Pune witnesses rise in sexually transmitted diseases among LGBT community

A rise in the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Pune city among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community has puzzled the city doctors. The increasing use of online apps by the community in order to facilitate casual sexual relationships has increased the risk of STI’s

Pune witnesses rise in sexually transmitted diseases among LGBT communityDoctors and activists say that with continuous awareness campaigns on safe sex; STIs such as gonorrhoea, genital warts and syphilis had come under control in the last one decade. But since the last one year incidences of these STIs have increased in the city. Take the case of Rajiv (name changed) a transgender who approached […]