A survey to determine the attitudes and practices of physicians regarding touching (erotically and nonerotically) their patients was conducted with 164 female physicians. The results were compared with a previous study (from the University of California, Los Angeles) of male physicians. As compared with the UCLA sample of male physicians, more female physicians believe in and engage in nonerotic touching; but fewer female physicians believe in and engage in erotic touching. None of the female physicians reported sexual intercourse with their patients as compared with 33 or 11% of the UCLA sample of male physicians.
Ray H. Evans
J. Michael Nelson
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Physician-Patient Relations; Sex Behavior
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Perry, Judith Adams, "Sexual Parameters in Doctor-Patient Relationship" (1975). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 956.
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