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Sexual health—health of the nation
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    Reasons for the nation's failing sexual health

    Dear Editor

    In 1997, Professor Adler’s stark assessment of the deterioration of sexual health of the UK [1] laid the blame for it on presumably highly influential (though unnamed) groups attempting "to withhold information on the basis of a particular agenda of family values and morality.[2] At least his 2003 editorial,[2] charting more recent decline on every parameter examined, does not repeat this former unre...

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    Sexual Health – Health of the Nation

    Dear Editor

    I am sure it is not pure co-incidence that the editorial 'Sexual Health-Health of the Nation' appears in the same issue as a paper emphasising the missed opportunity of treating sexually transmitted infections in primary care and like Michael Adler, I feel melancholic about the future of the sexual health of our nation. As a GP/Hospital Practitioner in GU Medicine for thirty years, I fail to comprehe...

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    Sexual dysfunction- the new but successful Cinderella
    Dear Editor

    Michael Adler’s editorial on sexual health - health of the nation - makes pessimistic reading. While it is apparent that the rate of STIs and unwanted pregnancy has increased in the UK over the last 10 years, he fails to mention what has happened to sexual dysfunction (SD) over that period of time. The National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV document mentions SD a number of times [1]. SD is indeed part of sex...

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