Sues Doctor Who Diagnosed Him With ‘Chronic’ Homosexuality
[su_right_ad]Matthew Moore, an openly gay California man, is suing a doctor who diagnosed his “homosexual behavior ” as a “chronic problem.”
…he was shocked to see his sexual orientation still described as a chronic condition more than a year after he complained about the use of the archaic medical classification.
“It was infuriating. It was painful,” he said of his decision to sue. “It was another attempt by this doctor and this medical group to impose their agenda of discrimination and hate onto a gay patient.”…
The diagnosis was coded as 302.0, an archaic classification from The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known as the ICD). Code 302.0 “homosexual behavior” was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1973.
Well, the Torrance Memorial Physician Network apologized and said they don’t consider being gay a disease.
Moore said he let the issue go, thinking the problem had been solved. But when he obtained a copy of his medical records in May, he said he was stunned to see that while the 302.0 code had been removed, “homosexual behavior” was still listed under “chronic problems.”