22/06/2022 | Writer: Selma Koçak

“Sexual orientation” expression was expurgated from the medical doctors' pledge by the Administration at the graduation ceremony of ÇAPA Faculty of Medicine.

Censorship for “sexual orientation” expression at ÇAPA Faculty of Medicine! Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

The administration expurgated the “sexual orientation” expression at the graduation ceremony of İstanbul University ÇAPA Faculty of Medicine, yesterday (June 20).

According to the news of İleri Haber, the physician’s pledge was read by making alterations by the Administration and the part of the pledge considering the sexual orientation-based discrimination was removed from the context.

The original part of the pledge: “I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient…” was alternated as: “I will not permit considerations of age, gender, race, nationality, religion and political affiliation, social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient…” at the graduation ceremony.

In the meanwhile, a group students broke the censorship by shouting out “sexual orientation of patients”.


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