Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
In 1996 the General Medical Council recommended, where possible, offering chaperones to patients during intimate examinations. This advice was incorporated into a report from a Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists working party.1 Subsequently, Torrance et al performed a postal survey of practice in 175 genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in the United Kingdom.2 This study also concluded that chaperones should be offered to patients more widely during genital examinations in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics.2 In contrast, other studies have shown that male patients are comfortable with genital examinations being performed by doctors of either sex,3 and …