Image of various providers of sexual health care variesBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7043.1419c (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1419
- Anna Pallecaros,
- Angela Robinson,
- J Greenaway,
- D Holland
- Clinical research fellow Department of Genitourinary Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY
- Consultant physician Health adviser Senior nurse Department of Genitourinary Medicine, University College Hospital, London WC1E 6AU
EDITOR,—Sue Stuart-Smith's editorial on teenage sex1 offers a sobering challenge to those who provide sexual health care for young people.2 Stigma can be a powerful barrier to attendance at a service; conversely, however, image can be harnessed to focus marketing strategy. We present data from a large group of young students that show considerable differences in the market appeal of NHS providers of sexual health care with different names: genitourinary medicine clinics, sexual health clinics, family planning clinics, and general practitioners.
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