Paola Binetti

Paola Binetti (born march 29, 1943) is an Italian Senator who belongs to the Democratic Party.


Binetti was born in Rome. She graduated in medicine and surgery in 1967 at the UniversitÓ del Sacro Cuore in Rome, after studying at the University of Navarra, Spain.

She is a Specialist in clinical psychology and infant neuropsychiatry.

From 1972 to 1975, she worked in a center which took care of teenagers in Milan (Associazione FAES - Famiglia e SocietÓ), which provided services of advice to parents.

She was Director of the Educational and for research purposes Didactic Department at the University Biomedical Campus of Rome. She was past President of the Committee Science & Life (Comitato Scienza & Vita) for law 40 and President of the Italian Society of pedagogia doctor. She was Vice president of the Italian Society of medical computer science . She is also member of various institutions, among which the National Committee of Bioethics.

Binetti has written more than 200 articles and numerous volumes in the field of the Medical Education. Since 1991, she has been working at the Biomedical Campus of Rome, guiding the developments of medical faculty.


On March 3 2007, during a show on the La7 channel, Binetti said that gays and lesbians need medical care, maintaining that homosexuality is an illness.

She is a numerary member of Opus Dei and has repeatedly asserted that she wears a cilice.

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