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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2010, Volume 12, Number 8: 603-695.

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August 2010 Contents

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identification, and Patient Care

Ethics Poll

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.

From the Editor

Politics, Religion, and SexóSocial, Legal, and Medical Equality for LGBTQI Americans
Jackie Landess
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:606-607.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Gay Adolescents and Confidentiality
Commentary by Patricia D. Quigley and Megan A. Moreno
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:608-612.

Should a Gay Physician in a Small Community Disclose His Sexual Orientation?
Commentary by Henry Ng
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:613-617.

Homophobic Jokes and Patient Care
Commentary by Kate OíHanlan
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:618-621.

Conley Essay

2009 Winning Essay
Justice in Medicine—Conscience Must Not Undermine Patients’ Autonomy and Access to Care

Carolyn W. April
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:622-627.

2009 Runner-Up Essay
Applying the Concept of Judicious Dissent in Matters of Conscience

Patrick C. Beeman
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:628-633.

On Call

Medical Team Responses to a Newborn with Ambiguous Genitalia
Kabir Matharu and Ryan C. VanWoerkom
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:634-637.

Medical Education

The Medical School Curriculum and LGBT Health Concerns
Shane Snowdon
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:638-643.

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Respect for Civil and Human Rights

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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:644.

Journal Discussion

Suppression of Puberty in Transgender Children
Jason Lambrese
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:645-649.

Clinical Pearl

Letís Talk about Sex
Titus L. Daniels
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:650-653.

Counseling Gay and Questioning Minors about Coming Out
Kay Heggestad and Paul Wertsch
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:654-657.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

The LGBT Community, Health Policy, and the Law
Ryan Bailey
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:658-662.

Policy Forum

Repealing Donít Ask, Donít Tell—A Step Forward in Patient-Physician Trust
Frederick Nagel
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:663-667.

Addressing Gay Menís Health—The Script Needs a Rewrite
Jim Pickett
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:668-672.

Medicine and Society

Proposed DSM-5 Revisions to Sexual and Gender Identity Disorder Criteria
Robert Marvin
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:673-677.

History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Narrative

In the Closet—A Close Read of the Metaphor
Hannah L. Kushnick
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:678-680.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:681-692.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:693-695.