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STI clinic demonstrates potential as a location to provide education to parents
  1. Abdu Mohiddin1,
  2. Alice Devall1,
  3. Mengu Hicyilmaz1,
  4. Geraldine McCormick1,
  5. James Crompton1,
  6. Robert Patton2
  1. 1Public Health Directorate, Lambeth PCT, London, UK
  2. 2National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert Patton, National Addiction Centre, 4 Windsor Walk, London SE5 8BB, UK; robert.patton{at}

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In recognition of the potential of sexually transmitted infection clinics to reach parents (especially fathers) and thus positively impact on sexual and broader health, we surveyed a local sexual health (SH) clinic's clients. We aimed to identify the scale of parents' attendance and their characteristics including sexual and substance misuse behaviour to assess needs and inform mitigating action. Seven hundred …

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  • Funding The study was funded by the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Lambeth First.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The study was conducted with the approval of the Kings College Hospital Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.