Opportunistic genital exams

HERE is a situation that might be familiar: a young man visits his GP with a ‘laundry list’ of problems. It might seem like he has saved them up to make it worth the trip to the consulting room. The doctor, addressing the patient’s concerns in turn, may have the opportunity to steer discussion towards the topic of sexual and reproductive health.1

Research suggests that while young men may not raise the topic themselves, they tend to feel that it is appropriate for the GP to bring up sexual health matters in a general consultation.2 Men will