I wanted to share my story of when I went to by GP to talk about how I was feeling depressed due to the bulling I was getting at school. I came out at age 12 and the bullying started nearly straight away. People wouldn't talk to me, friends rejected me, I was basically alone for quite some time. I felt depressed and my mother thought it would be good for me to speak to my GP. When I went I told him what was going on and why. He's response to me was 'try and not be a lesbian' and see if that works. He said "You should tell people that you were confused and you are not a lesbian anymore". My mother was so shocked and grabbed my arm and we left.
I ended up having to change school due to the bullying and my mother signed me up for a different GP who put me on meds and entered me into counselling.
10 years later I am a happy and healthy lesbian.
The point of my story is, there are good GPs and not so good GPs. Find one that's right for you and understands. This is why training and representation matters.
it is always in everyone's mouth to ''speak to your GP''. I have a lovely old man as a GP, but one time there was the other doctor of the practice, a man a bit younger, married.
So I said I was bisexual because I was discussing mental health problems that involved strong crushes and emotions I was having on the job.
he goes: ''bisexual?'' ''yes'' ''have you had sex with a woman???'' he looked EXCITED asking this I kid you not, it's disgusting ''yes'' ''and you had sex with a man, too?'' ''---'' at that point I made a face and repeated ''...bisexual...''
Needless to say, he wasn't paying me any attention after that and refused to take me seriously. I wasn't there to discuss bisexuality, I was there to discuss how to deal with my emotions and how to keep my job, plus surviving stress.
This guy is an intelligent hard working doctor, so clearly I fell like trash.