Discussing STIs: doctors are from Mars, patients from Venus.

  title={Discussing STIs: doctors are from Mars, patients from Venus.},
  author={Veronique M Verhoeven and Karolien Bovijn and Amy Helder and Lieve Peremans and Ingeborg Hermann and P Van royen and J P M Denekens and Dirk Avonts},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={20 1},
BACKGROUND Primary care plays an important role in promoting sexual health, but in this setting counselling regarding sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is rarely performed and often inadequate. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to identify and quantify the barriers physicians encounter in discussing STIs with their patients. METHODS A postal questionnaire-based survey was carried out in a random sample of 200 primary care physicians in Antwerp, Belgium. RESULTS The response rate was 68%. Among… CONTINUE READING

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