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The counsel of imperfection

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4315 (Published 21 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4315
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    I was born into a liberal home in a modest nation. One Friday night we watched the late night horror movie Vampire Circus. My mother almost choked on her rich tea biscuit at the full female frontal nudity. I was unable to meet her gaze for weeks. We shut our eyes during the sex education video of a screaming woman giving birth, and only the new romantic boys wore make up at school. Today, it’s all lipstick, crop tops, …

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