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Intimate examinations: use of chaperones in community-based family planning clinics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10645873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examined women's preferences regarding the use of chaperones during intimate examinations by a female doctor or nurse in community-based family planning clinics. An anonymous questionnaire was completed before consultation and examination by 126 women attending five family planning clinics selected to cover a range of social and ethnic groups. The questionnaire explored women's views regarding intimate examinations by a woman and the presence of a chaperone. A clear majority (107 vs 19) of our community clinic users preferred to be alone with the woman doctor or nurse during an internal examination. There was no significant difference in preference or strength of feeling when analysed by age, ethnicity or previous experience.
Authors:
N S Khan; R Kirkman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1470-0328     ISO Abbreviation:  BJOG     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-03     Completed Date:  2000-02-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Palatine Centre, Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Asia / ethnology
Attitude to Health
England
Family Planning Services
Female
Humans
Patient Satisfaction*
Physical Examination / methods*
Physician's Practice Patterns*
Professional-Patient Relations*
West Indies / ethnology

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