Skip to comments.Pediatricians have a new mission: Fight ‘homophobia’
Posted on 06/24/2013 12:40:17 PM PDT by lowbridge
In its first sexual-orientation policy update in nearly a decade, the nations largest pediatricians group said its members should do more to fight heterosexism and homophobia, as well as step up their care of teens with same-sex attractions.
Sexual-minority youth should not be considered abnormal, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in its new materials on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths, released Monday.
The policy statement and technical report which updates a 2004 policy is nonbinding but recommends that pediatricians create offices that are teen-friendly and welcoming to all adolescents, regardless of sexual orientation and behavior.
Doctors can signal their openness to LGBTQ youths by putting out brochures with pictures of both same- and opposite-gender couples or posting a rainbow decal on an office door or bulletin board. The report also suggests that medical questionnaires be changed to be gender-neutral, and that staff be trained to not ask a boy about his girlfriend, but to ask him to tell me about your partner instead.
AAPs new guidelines are not filled with gloom and doom about LGBTQ youths, said Dr. David A. Levine, lead author and member of the AAP's Committee on Adolescence.
There is an emerging literature about resiliency [in these populations], and about the fact that parental acceptance and parental love, family connectiveness, religious connectiveness and school connectiveness are all very protective against risk behaviors, said Dr. Levine, who is a professor of pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
It really shouldnt be a surprise that when teenagers feel valued and secure, they develop positive self-esteem and that is what buffers them against high-risk behaviors, he said.
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Where is all of this Homosexual, anti heterosexual crap coming from?
A few years ago it just appeared and now it’s everywhere. Now we have baby Doctors pushing it.
Is his some secret Global Government agenda that is being pushed to stop people from breeding and get them into perverted sexual acts to kill the population?
They are attacking the military, the Boy scouts, our Church’s, our marriages.
Has Satan finally conquered Christ or are we being tested?
If we are being tested a lot of us are failing.
Ten years ago, this could have been read as the most outlandish satire.
Pedophiles or pediatricians?
and watch the teen run out of the office if the pediatrician tries to talk to him/her
not much has changed since I was a kid or my kids were teens ... same ole, same ole
Straight from satan's sphincter.
Christ Himself said to expect things to become as they were in the days of Noah prior to His return.
Every thought evil, etc...
Homophobia: The fear a little boy has when a larger, more powerful, homosexuals tries to get into his pants.
Liberals are sick and should be exterminated.
Another of the N reasons (where N is a very large number) why physicians are leaving the profession.
Just think of a doctor (superbly educated and a life-or-death decision maker) having to take orders from anyone in the Obamadork administration.
To borrow from Larry Niven, the majority is always sane.
The sexual minority, by definition, is not.
When you hear the words Ben Dover ,just grab your ankles ,that’s where they’re heading
However, if I had questions about sex - any questions of any sort - "My family doctor" would likely be LAST on the list of resources that I'd consult. They'd be right up there with "My Grandparents" or "Mom and Dad's best family friend that will be sure to repeat back to them everything I ask about".
This has got to be satirical. Either that, or the publisher of the standard has an overexaggerated sense of self-importance, which is entirely possible.
I once read a few books of the “Battlefield Earth” decacology. One of the interesting predictions in the book was the active promotion of homosexuality as a population control measure, a cure for overpopulation.
"Pervophobia" or "deviophobia" could be used, but being repelled by deviant behaviors is not really a phobia (an irrational fear).
I wish we could get rid of the term homo”phobia”. Phobia implies fear. I do not fear homosexuality. I know what it entails. I am repulsed by it.
They apparently won’t rest until every child in America is gay.
yes it is all a lot of crap
I know many gay folks but if a young person is
gay they’ll find out soon enough—they don’t need some egg headed profesional telling them all kind of hog wash.
The real problem with some kids is that for many reasons they are suicidal. That is what should be prevented.
I don’t think it should be persecuted or affirmed
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is such a radically left wing organization, that parents should seriously consider finding a different doctor for their child, if their Pediatrician is a member of the AAP.
The best alternative is the The American College of Pediatricians (ACP), which is a socially conservative association of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals in the United States. It was founded in 2002 as a rejection of the radical leftists agenda activities of the AP.
ACP is a group “with Judeo-Christian, traditional values that is open to pediatric medical professionals of all religions who hold true to the group’s core beliefs: that life begins at conception; and that the traditional family unit, headed by a different-sex couple, poses far fewer risk factors in the adoption and raising of children.”
Other leftist activities of the AAP include advocating for homosexual adoption; that its members ask parents and their children about gun ownership and refuse them service if they refuse to answer; stating that guns in the home are safety hazards that should be disposed of if there are children; etc. They have really sold their soul to the hard leftist agenda, and no longer care about children or medicine.
It’s amazing how such a small group of people have made the world revolve around where they put their privates.
I don’t care if someone is gay. Why do so many gays want me to care if they’re gay?
When I was young we called them “queers” and “fagots”. The Bible supports that. What are we supposed to do now? Teach fisting and sodomy as being normal?