A General Practitioner's Guide to Genitourinary Medicine and Sexual HealthBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1155 (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1155
- M R Fitzgerald
C Sonnex Cambridge University Press, £14.95, pp 121 ISBN 0 521 55656 2
For a patient, particularly a young man, to consult his general practitioner when he is worried about his sexual health requires courage and effort. The patient is awkward and unconfident in a way he would never be with another problem. A few words amiss, a sense of embarrassment or ineptitude communicated by the doctor, and the consultation may fail, with both sides wishing it hadn't started. Training for general practice, of course, develops empathy and listening …
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