I came to Carthage, where I found myself in the midst of a hissing cauldron of lusts. I had not yet fallen in love, but I was in love with the idea of it, and this feeling that something was missing made me despise myself for not being more anxious to satisfy the need. I began to look around for some object for my love, since I badly wanted to love something.
— St. Augustine, Confessions
All pink emphasis below is mine - F.G.
[PDF] (GLMA) Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay ... - UCF Safe Zone
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients
The GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and health care professionals. GLMA achieves its goals by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.
Chapter 1: Creating a Welcoming Clinical Environment for LGBT Patients
o While having the same basic health needs as the general population, LGBT populations experience health disparities and barriers related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.
o Fear of homophobia in a physician’s office can keep LGBT individuals from seeking treatment or from revealing information that may be pertinent to their health.
o Developing rapport and trust is crucial
LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual Transgender – an individual who identifies as a gender other than their anatomic gender, this does not imply sexual orientation.
Transsexual – a person who desires to change/ is in the process of changing/ or has changed their gender from their assigned gender. Emphasize that the patient-provider discussion is confidential
Specific Health Concerns
o Depression, stress and anxiety are more prevalent in LGBT individuals due to phobias, harassment, discrimination and isolation.
This causes an increased incidence of suicide in the LGBT community.
Please consider the following point, for it is inspired by nothing but love for you:
This document just declared that the "increased incidence of suicide in the LGBT community" is caused by "phobias, harassment, discrimination and isolation". Please read all the other pink highlighted sentences in this post and add them together. Then seriously consider if this higher rate of suicide is truly the fault of others.
Be sure to screen patients for depression and other mental health issues.
Explore the social support network of patients—one’s level of identification with community strongly correlates with decreased risk for STDs and improved mental health
o Increased stress levels can translate into increase in tobacco, alcohol or drug use.
o Ask all patients about intimate partner violence (IPV)
o Be knowledgeable about safer sex practices as they relate to LGBT individuals, also be able to answer questions about STD transmission rates which differ based on various sexual practices.
o Do not assume lesbian patients have never had male sexual partners, are not at risk for STDs or do not have children. Do not make similar assumptions for other LGBT individuals. In short, do not make assumptions about past, current, and future sexual behavior.
o The CDC recommends that men who have sex with men be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B and receive yearly syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV screening. In addition gay and bisexual men may be at increased risk for anal cancer which is associated with HPV infection.
o Not all transsexual individuals have the means to undergo gender reassignment, an expensive process.
Ask about hormone use, which has been prescribed or obtained on the black market. Ask about procedures that may have been completed as part of gender transformation.
o Use respectful language—listen to your patients and how they describe their own sexual orientation, partners, and relationships o Circulate these guidelines to all administrative, nursing, clinical staff...
NEVER fall for the fascist lie that you are a helpless victim. NEVER. You are a child of God, created in His image with free will. YOU control your destiny. YOU decide how you live and how you die.
I know this is terrifying. It is much easier to blame anybody [everybody!] for your problems. THIS is what fascists of all stripes, both left and right, exploit:. WEAKNESS! Yes, freedom and responsibility are scary, but they are preferable to SLAVERY.
YOU WERE BORN TO BE FREE. DARE TO LIVE THAT WAY!
Keep a truly open mind and notice the pervasive victim frame of reference at the link below. Is this you? Are these your friends and loved ones?
LGBT Hopes, Ideas & Fears - What's next for the LGBT community?
Explore the insights from nearly 15,000 hopes, fears and ideas for the future shared by LGBTQ people across the country.
Open Door Fund
Part 1: SEX IS DEATH. (Stories for boys) is here.
Part 2: SEX IS DEATH. (Distaff death) is here.
Part 3: SEX IS DEATH. (Joyously dispensing death) is here.
Part 4: SEX IS DEATH. (Sex is depression) is here.
Part 5: SEX IS DEATH. (When self-pleasuring becomes self-destruction) is here.
Part 6: SEX IS DEATH. (Sex is theft) is here.
Part 7: SEX IS DEATH. (A review of Bareback Mountain) is here.
Part 8: SEX IS DEATH. (What is the ultimate penalty?) is here.
Part 9: SEX IS DEATH. (Haven from reality) is here.
Part 10: SEX IS DEATH. (Sin-redemption-reasons-reason) is here.
Part 11: SEX IS DEATH. (Mommy loves you) is here.
Part 12: SEX IS DEATH. (George Gilder offers a clue) is here.
Part 13: SEX IS DEATH. (Post-killem depression) is here.
Part 14: SEX IS DEATH. (Whither womanhood) is here.
Part 15: SEX IS DEATH. (Saving psychology 1) is here.
Part 16: SEX IS DEATH. (Saving psychology 2) is here.
Part 17: SEX IS DEATH. (Fear of the boomers) is here.
Part 18: SEX IS DEATH. (The battle continues apace) is here.
Part 19: SEX IS DEATH. (Hot for teacher) is here.
Part 20: SEX IS DEATH. (Kids do the darndest things) is here.
Part 21: SEX IS DEATH. (Defects) is here.
Part 22: SEX IS DEATH. (Privates' privacy) is here.
Part 23: SEX IS DEATH. (National Condom Week) is here.
Part 24: SEX IS DEATH. (Wegenics) is here.
Part 25: SEX IS DEATH. (White wedding) is here.
Part 26: SEX IS DEATH. (Literally) is here.
Part 27: SEX IS DEATH. (Can't get me no satisfaction) is here.
Part 28: SEX IS DEATH. (Wrestle with mania) is here.
Part 29: SEX IS DEATH. (Press one for death/Presione uno para la muerte) is here.
Part 30: SEX IS DEATH. (Raunch culture) is here.
Part 31: SEX IS DEATH. (Gimme some of that sweet zombie lovin') is here.
Part 32: SEX IS DEATH. (The devil made me eat my baby) is here.
Part 33: SEX IS DEATH. (Mind control = womb control) is here.
Part 34: SEX IS DEATH. (The expense of playing with yourself) is here.
Part 35: SEX IS DEATH. (You can't always get what you want) is here.
Part 36: SEX IS DEATH. (Whom does a master serve?) is here.
Part 37: SEX IS DEATH. (Shootin' 5 for 8) is here.
Part 38: SEX IS DEATH. (Being a never-wed mom of four and an illegal alien is no picnic either) is here.
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