Military Personnel And Their Partners Can Not Get Quality Treatment – Part 2 of 3
Katz writes that he treated one active-duty garish member of the military who visited a sexually transmitted disease clinic in San Diego and was diagnosed with gonorrhea. Even though the military covered the man’s medical expenses, he feared his employment would be jeopardized if he went to a military doctor over issues of sexual health.
The US military has said it will no longer use confidential medical information in its efforts to ferret out gay utility members. But Katz writes that service members have told him that they haven’t heard about such a change. In an interview, a psychologist who studies sexual orientation issues said that Katz “may be underselling the risks” posed to secondment members who must keep their personal lives private in order to avoid losing their jobs.