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 […]

Historic judgement, SC decriminalises same sex relationship

The Supreme Court of India, on Thursday, September 06, reversed its 2013 decision, to decriminalise homosexuality in India. The SC stated in the order that, the controversial ban on consensual gay sex is irrational and arbitrary. SC further said that the LGBT community has equal rights under the constitution

Historic judgement, SC decriminalises same sex relationshipA constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday, September 06, decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 made “unnatural sex” as illegal. The crime was punishable with jail term up to 10 years. The five-judge Supreme Court bench was hearing petitions filed by six petitioners and the intervening petitions. While pronouncing […]