Table 4

GP experience and management of patients who are considering FGCS (n=242)

GP experience and management of patients who are considering FGCS (n=242)n (%, 95% CI)
GPs who have seen patient aged <18 requesting FGCS84 (35%, 29% to 41%)
Patient asked GP about opinion of genital normality235 (97%, 94% to 99%)
Patient asked GP for genital examination177 (73%, 67% to 78%)
GP examined genitalia
 All the time181 (75% 69% to 80%)
 Sometimes34 (14%, 10% to 19%)
Patient asked GP opinion regarding FGCS157 (65%, 59% to 71%)
GP felt comfortable discussing aspects of FGCS on request from patient143 (59%, 53% to 65%)
Patient requested referral for FGCS from GP157 (65%, 59% to 71%)
GP discussed risks of FGCS procedures with patient
 All the time99 (41%, 35% to 47%)
 Sometimes25 (10%, 7% to 15%)
 Only if they ask me11 (5%, 3% to 8%)
 I am not sufficiently aware of risks to discuss107 (44%, 38 to 51)
GP felt confident discussing short-term risks of FGCS83 (43%, 29% to 40%)
GP felt confident discussing long-term risks of FGCS57 (24%,19% to 29%
Resources GPs used as information sources for patient consultations
 Labia Library (website, www.labialibrary.com)85 (35%, 29% to 41%)
Diagrams85 (35%, 29% to 41%)
Anatomy books53 (22%, 17% to 28%)
Consumer websites21 (9%, 6% to 13%)
RACGP FCGS resource21 (9%, 6% to 13%)