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A human sexuality course for clinical students in Oxford was held based on the format of similar courses held in the U.S.A. with one‐and‐a‐half days of films and lectures followed by discussion in small groups. The course was largely successful and evaluation of attitudes and knowledge revealed that significant preliminary changes resulted. Students who failed to complete the course had more inhibited attitudes towards sexuality and less sexual information compared with those who attended the whole course. Advice is given to those intending to hold such a course elsewhere, including how more inhibited students, who probably are most in need of such teaching, might be encouraged to participate. 1979 Blackwell Publishing

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Journal article


Medical Education

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428 - 431