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?
Any kind of questions like this from my doctor would have me quickly looking for a new doctor.
GAY means happy, joyous, that sort of thing. Not a pederast.
The freaks killed the language first, then they’ll kill you.
Ah, welcome to FR!
I’ll answer your question as to why such a small group is having such an impact.
The left is predominantly and primarily anti-Christian.
The homos are simply a spearpoint for the left.
The goal is to criminalize Christianity and use the power of the state to persecute Christians.
It’s the same reason that the left supports the anti-gay Muslim culture as well.
Guy is very quiet. I've never talked to him beyond whatever medical stuff was immediately at hand. This is a guy who doesn't mince words or make smalltalk. He takes his job *very* seriously - and you better not get in between him and his patients. And, I'd never heard him to curse, though it didn't surprise me that he knew the tune and the melody. :-)
In short, he's darn good at his job, which is why I like him so much.
However, when "ObamaCare" came up at my last visit a few months back, he jumped all over me. "You didn't VOTE for that B******t did you!!??", he asked, very pointedly.
"No sir", I replied. "Good! Because people have no @%@%%ing Clue how out of control this montrosity is going to get!!" He went on in that vein for a good two minutes. Made it sound like ObamaCare, and BO personally, was going to drive the entire profession - at least locally - out of business. He ended with, "If things get bad enough, I'm going to quit and move out of the country!"
I walked out of his office a little bit shaken, but I can't blame him. I'd not want a gov't functionary dictating to me how to do my job. Especially in a life-or-death profession.
Libs have seriously miscalculated here, in assuming that smart, motivated people will continue to put up with their nonsense. If you're talented, intelligent, and have the financial means, why would you deal with idiocy, when you could move to (for instance) Costa Rica, do the same work for the same money, with no hassle?
/rant off. But I feel better now.
We are under G-d’s judgement because we have turned a blind eye to evil...whatever, right?
Yes, that's the first thing I look at when I read articles like this. Who is this organization and why should anybody listen to them? Often it is a case of the media doing their standard operating procedure which is, "Find some idiot who is yelling and do a story about them."
That's ok. Lots of people don't like being around bugs. That does not mean you have arachnophobia, or any other debilitating fear of insects.
I don't like being around homosexuals.
You have homophobia! You are a very sick person.
There was a Hawaii Five-0 episode a while back where they crack the case of a deranged (female) scientist intent on spreading a deadly virus to college-age students at an international youth gathering.
Her sick justification, when she was busted, read almost exactly like the population control lobby among the libtards.
Until capitalism came along and brought with it freedom, innovation and productivity, the earth maintained a fairly stable population of half a billion people for millenniums, give or take a few million. Your most extreme libtards believe that is all the earth can sustain, though a few concede that technological advances will allow us to sustain perhaps as many as five times that number.
They, of course, are the proper ones to decide which one-third or so of humanity gets to survive. Really scary stuff once you understand the mindset.
And next on the pediatrician’s agenda is how to introduce the completely normal act of pederasty to their patients. As a matter of fact this will be a live in-exam room hands on demo.
No parents invited.
I have a libinlaw that is a doctor, and of course, is very pro-homosexual because she's a lib first and foremost. I've been looking for an opportunity to ask her if, in her medical opinion, male homosexual behavior would be indicated or non-indicated for a long, healthy life.
“Libs have seriously miscalculated here, in assuming that smart, motivated people will continue to put up with their nonsense. If you’re talented, intelligent, and have the financial means, why would you deal with idiocy, when you could move to (for instance) Costa Rica, do the same work for the same money, with no hassle?”
Not really. They see independent businessmen doctors as a big part of the problem. They want care to be administered by nurses and nurse practitioners working for gigantic Accountable Care Organizations that answer only to HHS. Fewer doctors is a good thing for progressives. That’s how they are going to “bend the cost curve down.” And, if it wrecks the health care system and forces single payer, even better.
they’ve been trying to push this for decades but now they have their messiah in power then they know they have to get as many laws as possible and make kids think this is normal so when we , or if we ever take power again and overturn their so called right then many kids and homosexuals would have been brainwashed into thinking rights are being taken away.
I walk into a Docs and see articles or photo’s for homosexuals and see photos of homosexuals and then I will grab it, tell the people there it’s sick and I don;t want my kids seeing this perverted agenda and I will walk out and then later tell others how sick that office is
To your point, I'd argue that there's a lot of stuff that can be handled by nurses and PA's. For instance, if my kid has a sore throat, there's no need to see a trauma doctor in the ER. And I'd bet 70 (80?)-odd percent of medicine is just that. Sore throats, earaches, physicals, and the like. Preventative Maintenance, as it were.
However, lawsuits and ridiculous regulations forced docs to practice defensive medicine. And, that kind of one-size-fits-all nonsense is what got us in trouble in the first place.
I don't think there are many reasonable people who would say that the medical profession in America was perfect and totally without need of any change. However, rather than addressing specific issues with a scalpel, what the current regime has accomplished is to choose the nuclear option and wreck the medical profession from the top down.
I'm dubious that medicine in America will survive ObamaCare. Indeed, I'm dubious that the country will surive it, as well.
they’re not gay, the word gay is a way to put a positive word on an agenda and they are called homosexuals.
I see you’re Brooklyn up in the north east which has homosexuals every where but using terms what they want you to do is only helping their agenda
not gay , it’s homosexuals or other words, using their terms is nly7 helping their agenda
using the term phobia for homosexuals is pathetic, no one is afraid of them, yet we don’t want to be around the drama queens, hear their sexual lives and certainly think it’s sick
asked my Doc who I know very well and he replied”no it’s not healthy, they are prone to more diseases, shorter life spans, “
He explained about where the colon is and the prostate and how it’s not healthy for these things or the thin film to be ripped.
He told me most Docs he knows would want to tell people they think it’s not healthy but fear of being sued stops them
This is such a waste of time.
This is insane, but it sure fits with the society that the libs have brought to us all.
Maybe I am different, but when I was a young boy, I never had thoughts/questions about my sexuality. I was a boy, other boys were boys and the rest were girls.
Us boys liked baseball and playing marbles - “for keeps”. We liked to see who could spit the farthest. We played war, cowboys and indians, and king of the mountain. We built forts and clubhouses. We raced homemade go-carts down tall hills. We dreamed of being Superheroes, fighter pilots, astronauts and so many other wondrous things.
Girls, they wore dresses and pony tails. They liked bright colors, ate the peel of oranges-strange. They played “pick up sticks” and that stupid game called Hop Scotch. They whispered and giggled. It was always a girl the puked on the school lunchroom floor—I still don’t get that.
Girls couldn’t keep secrets, so boys knew better than to ever let them in on anything really important. Girls always seemed to get their homework done and they seemed to be smarter about most of the stuff the teachers talked about.
As the years flew by, things did change. I mean, I started to see a certain magic about girls. They became interesting and nice to look at, talk to, joke with and be around.... they no longer puked on the lunchroom floor.... and well, the rest is history. ;>)
I am so darn glad I was brought up in the 50s. The version of the “birds and the bees” wasn’t as complicated some are making it these days.
Contrary to what you might think, I still haven’t lost ALL of my marbles. I am 64 and I still have a coffee can full of many treasures, including my marbles.
It's definitely interesting that I hadn't heard that before.
Yes, I think a lot of this comes from groups like NAMBLA who seek to destigmatize and ultimately decriminalize adult sex with children. I believe this is why we now have free birth control for minors without parental consent. And abortion at any age without parental consent. The erosion of parental authority gives these professional associations a louder voice than they ought to have.
Hey, you guys are supposed to be doctors, curing diseases and protecting our kids from epidemics.
Why the hell shouldn't people be afraid of the disease-ridden filth who want to rape our kids?
PS, don't let them serve you food.
homonasusea is a good word ,I’ll remember that ,thank you.
What a repellent, blasphemous thing to say. If you're a Christian, you should know better.
The world is quickly heading into the pit of moral blackness that will welcome the Antichrist and set him up as a god. We're heading there fast.
Was he blasphemous?
The Lord said that in His extremity of suffering....and when He was in His human incarnation. It isn’t quite the same as one of us speculating whether He’s been beaten by evil.
Look, I know you didn’t mean harm by what you said, but I got a chill reading those words.