Book 8 in a comprehensive health series by this popular media doctor
Many conditions affect our sexual and reproductive health, and unfortunately both men and women are often too embarrassed to consult their doctor about them. Psychological and emotional issues, some medications, and hormonal changes can also affect your sexual health. This book provides a frank and sympathetic guide to the anatomy of the reproductive system. It covers embarrassing problems such as genital infections and STIs (sexually transmitted diseases) and explains when and why you should consult a sexual health clinic. It explains genito-urinary (GU) services, the relevant tests, and what happens if further testing is needed eg for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.
Dr Dawn Harper works as a GP in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Since 2007 she has been one of the presenters on the BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 and presented Born Naughty?. She has also appeared regularly on ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and was on the celebrity series of The Island with Bear Grylls. She is a regular on LBC, Talk Radio and Woman's Hour and works closely with Public Health England on a wide variety of health campaigns and with Jamie Oliver on the SugarSmart campaign.