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Sexual Health Promotion in General Practice

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1649
  1. 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 …

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