Sexual Health Promotion in General PracticeBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1649 (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1649
- T A Carney
Ed Hilary Curtis, Tony Hoolaghan, Carey Jewitt Radcliffe, £15, pp 144 ISBN 1 85775 131 0
Although major thrusts of health promotion by national advertising campaigns can achieve a little, there is a great deal of evidence that specific advice from the patient's own general practitioner is the most potent way of promoting health. Sexual Health Promotion in General Practice is a welcome addition to doctors' education in this topic.
The book states that 26% of general practitioners and 20% of community nurses are uneasy when talking to patients about explicit sexual matters. I may …