Survey: Urologist and Urology Trainee Perspectives on Female Pelvic Examinations
Urologists and SET Urology Trainees in Victoria are invited to participate in a survey as part of a research project by Barwon Health.
This research project aims to look at the perspectives of both Urologists and Urology SET Trainees on the examination of the female pelvis within the outpatient clinical setting. Researchers have noted some male Urologists and Trainees avoid female pelvic examinations in clinic rooms, despite routinely performing digital rectal examinations on males. This study aims to identify the practices and associated reasons for this.
The study has been devised in two parts; the first involving a short 7-question survey to outline clinician attitudes, expected to take less than 3 minutes, and the second involving a semi-structured interview for participants who consent to be involved.
The primary researcher is Dr Marina Youssef who can be contacted via email. This research has ethics approval - local reference number 22/147.
Participation in this survey is voluntary. The survey will close on 10 December 2023.