Training in psychosexual medicine

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6955.669b (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:669
  1. P Tunnadine
  1. Institute of Psychosexual Medicine, London W1M 9DE.

    EDITOR, - May Duddle's criticism of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine's training is ill informed1 as she has taken no part in the institute's training, research, and development, which have been carried out nationwide for 30 years. I wish to set the record straight.

    Doctors accepted for basic training must expect to meet patients who expect examination of their sexual organs as well as emotional understanding; in general practice, patients come for family planning, genitourinary medicine, gynaecology, and andrology. Certain nurses, midwives, and obstetric physiotherapists also have to use …

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