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Table 2 Responses to questions regarding access to sexual health services and views on telemedicine by gender

From: Young people's views on the potential use of telemedicine consultations for sexual health: results of a national survey

Question   Women Men Total
Difficulty accessing a doctor for a sexual health concern Easy 229 (47%) 78 (45%) 308 (47%)
  Neither easy nor difficult 117 (24%) 52 (30%) 169 (26%)
  Difficult 141 (29%) 43 (25%) 185 (28%)
Access to a webcam Yes 333 (68%) 118 (68%) 453 (68%)
  No 154 (32%) 55 (32%) 209 (32%)
Willingness to have an in-person sexual health consultation Willing 410 (84%) 151 (87%) 563 (85%)
  Unwilling 77 (16%) 22 (13%) 99 (15%)
Willingness to have a telephone sexual health consultation Willing 297 (61%) 119 (69%) 417 (63%)
  Unwilling 190 (39%) 54 (31%) 245 (37%)
Willingness to have a webcam sexual health consultation Willing 127 (26%)* 63 (36%)* 192 (29%)
  Unwilling 360 (74%) 110 (64%) 470 (71%)
Top preference for type of sexual health consultation if imagining one lived 20 minutes from a clinic In person 407 (84%) 138 (80%) 547 (83%)
  Telephone 73 (15%) 28 (16%) 101 (15%)
  Webcam 7 (1%) 7 (4%) 14 (2%)
Top preference for type of sexual health consultation if imagining one lived 2 hours from a clinic In person 188 (39%) 66 (38%) 255 (39%)
  Telephone 258 (53%) 82 (47%) 340 (51%)
  Webcam 41 (8%) 25 (15%) 67 (10%)
Willingness to receive testing kits/treatment in post Willing 430 (88%) 148 (86%) 580 (88%)
  Unwilling 57 (12%) 25 (14%) 82 (12%)
Prefers another mode to speak to a doctor No 240 (49%) 90 (52%) 330 (50%)
  Instant messaging 79 (16%) 39 (23%) 119 (18%)
  E-mail 158 (32%) 43 (25%) 202 (31%)
  SMS 4 (1%) 1 (1%) 5 (1%)
  1. *Indicates a statistically significant difference-chi-square test