By Dr. Mohammed Dalabih
Reading Al-Ghad’s newspaper article on homosexuality in Jordan, I was shocked by how old and outdated the views of the medical officials in Jordan about homosexuality are. In this article I am trying to point out medical and scientific mistakes made by the official in that article.
The first paragraph translates as follows:
“The Ministry of Health has documented yesterday 20 cases of homosexuality in Jordan”.
The article goes on to describe at length how homosexuality is a “learned behavior”, that it is a “disease”, that it can be “cured” and that such a cure would “benefit the society”.
As a medical practitioner, I will go through the most recent medical views about homosexuality.