A gynecologist in Murcia, Spain entered "Homosexuality" under "Current Illness" on a 19-year-old woman's diagnostic report. From the coverage it's not clear why he did so, but given the history of pathologizing homosexuality and the privacy implications, even a mistake would amount to serious negligence. Complaints, however, cast the incident as part of a pattern of generally medieval and degrading treatment by obstetricians and gynaecologists in Spain.
The woman's mother told the online paper elDiario.es that the gynaecologist had asked her daughter whether he could include her sexual orientation in his report, and that she had consented – despite her surprise – as she thought at the time it might be relevant.
"At first, I thought it was funny, but it just isn't," said the patient.
The mother and daughter brought the matter to the attention of the local LGBT collective, Galactyco, which has lodged a formal complaint with Murcia's regional government, the regional health ministry, and the regional health service.
I'm trying to form a coherent thought on this matter but the only thing in my head right now is a faux 1980s TV medical drama titled DIAGNOSIS: HOMOSEXUAL. The pitch will be on your desk by monday, Neil!