An Indian Trail mother was shocked by a discovery she made on her medical history.
Kristina Rodriguez said that after she had blood work done by her medical service provider, Lake Park Family Practice of Carolinas Healthcare System, she saw “lesbianism" listed under medical problems on her medical history record.
Rodriguez showed the documents to Channel 9 on Tuesday.
“This listed as a medical problem could really set someone back, could mess with their self-esteem and could make them think something is wrong with them,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez said her doctor and a director of Carolinas Healthcare System contacted her after she complained.
She said they told her lesbianism was listed as a medical problem to protect her from being offended.
“It's 2017. It's very normal for people to have a same-sex partner,” she said.
Rodriguez doesn't want anyone to see a similar note and feel they're being unfairly judged.
She said her doctor offered to remove the word as a medical problem and place her sexual orientation in the note section.
Rodriguez said she doesn't think sexuality should matter, but if it has to be listed it shouldn't be as a medical problem.
“I think I will always be documented as lesbianism. Maybe I can call out of work for my condition. I'm not sure,” she said.