AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2010, Volume 12, Number 8.

Ethics Poll

Sexuality and Your Physician

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Under which of the following circumstances would you feel uncomfortable enough to seek a new primary care physician? Check all that apply.
The physician I see for check-ups asks about or discusses my sexual activity:
I would welcome questions by my PCP about my sexual identity and activity.

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of our readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.