Primary and secondary sexual health services need a consistent philosophy

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1193b (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1193
  1. Peter Greenhouse
  1. Consultant in sexual health Department of Sexual Health, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich IP4 5PD

    EDITOR,—Sexual health care integrates the promotion of sexual health with the provision of services for its maintenance. Thus it combines education on reducing risks and promoting health seeking behaviour with clinical care for contraception, abortion, sexually transmissible diseases, and the wide range of associated problems in one service. The need for integrated or holistic sexual health care is not a sudden, recent development but one that has been obvious to a minority of concerned doctors …

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