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How I Do Tell My Parents Im Gay
The gift of honesty: Sharing our true selves is like giving a gift to those we love. Our authentic selves, the core of who we are, what makes us tick, what we feel is really all we have to give in the world. Life is too short to let secrets or shame keep us from this honest connection. Mothers and fathers often know our secrets before we do. Many are waiting; many are afraid of offending. Many were never taught.... ...Read more
Privacy: Even though you are under age your doctor can only tell your parents anything you tak about IF you give your permission to do so. The only time this is violated is if the doctor believesnyou are a danger to yourself or others. ...Read more
Confidentiality : Prevents disclosure of your personal health information unless you give written permission to release it, or you are not a legal adult (18) or there is a risk for harm to yourself or others (specific to suicidal thoughts, plan or intention). Please look up limits of confidentiality re: health info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a doctor tell my parents im not a virgin? I am going to my doctor thursday to be put on birth control, of course im going to tell my doctor im sexually active but is she allowed to, by law, tell my parents? I don't want my boyfriend getting into troub
Congratulations...: ...on being responsible and mature about this! Depending on your age, your doctor may or may not need your parents' permission. Even if not legally required, if you're covered by their health insurance, your parents may learn you were seen and might ask you about it. I suggest you call the doctor's office ahead of time. If done before you're actually seen, I'm sure they won't spill the beans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how I could make my family stop bringing up the fact that I'm gay or bi when I'm actually straight?
May not be possible: If this is as you describe, there's some serious pathology. LGBT still carries stigma in many circles. This may be their way of expressing disappointment for some reason, or a fixed idea from mental illness. You've told them the facts and how it hurts you. Next time, you might say, "I have no idea why my parents say this about me." Get a marketable skill fast & prepare for life on your own. ...Read more
Sit down with: Them at a time that isn't chaotic. Explain your symptoms. If you haven't been evaluated - that is very important. If you are a minor - obtain their help in getting professional help. ...Read more
Ur Important Journey: If u have reasons 4believing that this doc will judge u negatively & treat u as "less than" someone who's straight - say from things s/he's said in relation 2individuals who r gay - i'd say try another psychiatrist. But if not & ur fears about what s/he'll think may have more 2do w/how u judge urself & how those u love judge u, then it might be worth sticking w/ this doc & working toward sharing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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