Paola Binetti

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Paola Binetti
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
Personal details
Born (1943-03-29) 29 March 1943 (age 79)
Rome, Italy
Political party Democratic Party (before 2010)
Union of the Centre (since 2010)

Paola Binetti (born 29 March 1943) is an Italian Deputy who belonged to the Democratic Party before 2010. Now she belongs the Union of the Centre.


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

She is a specialist in psychiatry and infant neuropsychiatry.

From 1972 to 1975, she worked in a center which took care of teenagers in Milan (Associazione FAES - Famiglia e Società), 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 medical education.

Since 1991, she has been working at the Biomedical Campus of Rome, guiding the developments of medical faculty.

On 3 March 2007, during a show on the La7 channel, Binetti said that gays and lesbians need medical care, maintaining that homosexuality is an illness.[1]

She is a numerary member of Opus Dei and has asserted that she wears a cilice.[2]

After the disbandment of the Parliament following the fall of the Prodi cabinet, she was re-elected in 2008 as a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

In 2010 she moved to the UDC.


  1. "Tetris: Paola Binetti, Franco Grillini". Tetris (in Italian). 3 May 2008. La7.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Cossu, Cristina (February 21, 2007). "La crisi della famiglia si aggrava con i DiCo". Il Sardegna.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Italian Senate
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Italian Chamber of Deputies
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2008 – present