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Doctors and homosexuality

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:854
  1. Andrew J Smith
  1. West London Healthcare NHS Trust, Southall, Middlesex UB1 3EU.

    Homophobia is the wrong word

    Editor,--Lynn Rose finds that doctors' attitudes depend on their core values, which in turn are determined by their cultural and social background.1 While she correctly criticises the inclusion of homosexuality in psychiatric classifications in the past, she uses a term that I find puzzling in both its application and its meaning--namely, homophobia. …

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