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Table 2 Physicians’ attitudes towards male homosexuals in China, 2017 (N = 267)

From: Identifying MSM-competent physicians in China: a national online cross-sectional survey among physicians who see male HIV/STI patients

  Positive Attitudes Neutral Attitudes Negative Attitudes
Statements n (%) n (%) n (%)
Overall 158(59.2%) 78(29.2%) 31(11.6%)
Male homosexuals are disgusting 60(22.5%) 180(67.4%) 37(10.1%)
Male homosexuality is a perversion 77(28.8%) 166(62.2%) 24(9.0%)
Homosexual behavior between two men is just plain wrong 73(27.3%) 155(58.1%) 39(14.6%)
Male homosexuality is merely a different kind of lifestyle that should not be condemned 113(42.3%) 124(46.5%) 30(11.2%)
Male homosexuals should be segregated by society (residential segregation; occupational segregation) 147(55.1%) 113(42.3%) 7(2.6%)