Elisabeth Galena

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BACKGROUND There is evidence that health professionals do not discuss sexually related issues in consultations as often as patients would like. Although primary care has been identified as the preferred place to seek treatment for sexual health concerns, little is known either of the factors that prevent GPs and practice nurses initiating such discussions(More)
How health professionals perceive and manage later life sexual problems remains relatively unexplored and, in particular, little is known about the attitudes of GPs, who represent the first point of contact for most older people in the UK who experience sexual health concerns. This paper draws on qualitative data generated from in-depth interviews with 22(More)
The present paper explores general practitioners' (GPs') perspectives on the difficulties which they face when discussing sexual health issues with lesbian and gay patients in primary care consultations. It draws upon data obtained from a qualitative interview study with 22 GPs aged between 34 and 57 years who were practising in Sheffield, UK. Interviews(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper explores the barriers related to gender that general practitioners (GPs) face when discussing sexual health matters in primary care consultations. METHOD Qualitative study. In-depth interviews were conducted with 22 GPs recruited from different practice types and locations across Sheffield, UK. Transcripts were analysed thematically,(More)
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