Practice patterns of teaching testicular self-examination to adolescent patients

Sarah A. Sayger, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Rebecca J. Beckman

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Testicular self-examination has been proposed as a screening technique for the early detection of testicular neoplasms. Previous work suggests that few adolescent males have received instruction in the technique. We report the results of a physician survey to assess the frequency with which self-examination is taught and to identify the reasons why some physicians do not teach testicular self-examination. Only 17.5% of the physicians surveyed taught testicular self-examination to adolescent male patients on a routine basis. Eighty-two percent stated that they were unfamiliar with the technique or had not thought about it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-442
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Testicular self-examination Self-examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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