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‘So far from science’: GPs desperate to debunk sexual health myths on social media


Doctors are fighting an uphill battle against misinformation about sexual health and contraception – including yoghurt-based thrush remedies, “cancer-causing” contraception, and requests for genital surgery – as young people increasingly turn to social media for medical advice.


General practitioner and women’s health expert Dr Magdalena Simonis said many teenagers and women in their 20s and 30s are seeing misleading information on social media, at times resulting in unwanted pregnancies and requests for surgery on their genitals.


Read the full article in the Sydney Morning Herald, where Clinic 66 Online's Dr Karina Severin discusses this important issue.


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