Tattoos, piercings, porn, and medicine..hmmm

Posted: June 19, 2012 in Discrimination, Education, politics, School, Transgender, update

So there has always been this prestige in the medical field about being conserved and basically seen as prudish in someways. I always used to think growing up Dr’s had no real life outside of work but as I grew and came to understand the field more I see that is well beyond an understatement. But what about the rowdy tattooed and taboo niches that many have in their life prior to joining the medical field?

My thinking has been a bit swayed now that I have started to gauge my ears and finish off my tattoos, how will a perspective patient see my image? I always wondered to myself why tattoos and other modifications have any real reflection on a persons mental capacities? Like are my tattoos draining my frontal lobes ability to think logical and assess the patients case in a professional mannerism? That is almost as asinine as the military saying I can’t join due to my genitalia, hmm didn’t know my penis was the one firing the rifle I missed that in ASVABS sign up lol.

But in saying this how does one fit their personal life into to so conservative field? I already have several strikes against me, my locs, my tattoos,my piercings, and of course being trans can’t forget that. But let’s add another interest, porn. How would one be viewed if they were a well known porn start or niche participant? Are they now the spawn of Satan and medically incompetent? It’s just so unfavorable to know that a person literally has to hide self expression to be able to treat someone else. That is like saying Buck not suitable to present at conferences or do PSA on trans-health because he chooses to do Adult Film for a living. That is crap on every level as I know he is a very well informed trans-activist. Its just preconceived notions of folks behaviors annoy me and I think people should not judge based on image but on facts.

Me being the person I am, I am more then happy to push limits and pave ways for others. Controversy should have been what I gave myself as a middle name lol. I do however believe this is why so many people who are educated shy away from positions of high accord because they are not free to express. I mean seriously outside of the medical field if I had to choose another career say for instance if I became unable to do medical work due to illness, I’d be a cop no seriously lol.

In writing this slight rant I’m basically saying I am going to step outside of the box and do thing different. I personally feel if my Dr was like me in nature I would feel more at ease talking to him. If I walk in there and have my ears gauged and they are at a double zero off the top we now have a serious conversation started and lets me ease into more serious issues that effect me. Psychologically that makes sense but old school logic would like to compete with these sediments so i digress.

We shall see where this road of bravery takes me, hasn’t let me astray yet!

Until next time…

Salaam

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Comments
  1. I had an interesting conversation with a doctor who has been practicing medicine since the 1970s and he was telling me too many people are going into medicine thinking they will make a profit when they should be doing it because they care about people. He said more medical schools are pushing to incorporate humanities classes like creative writing and art history so their studies will be more well-rounded and hopefully, more able to empathize with patients.

    Be yourself. I want my doctor to be human.

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