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GP turns to theatre to aid erectile dysfunction

Dr Mike Kirby has teamed up with a playwright to put on a play aimed at helping health professionals communicate erectile dysfunction issues to patients.

The play, supported by Diabetes UK and the Sexual Dysfunction Group, takes place on March 30 at University College London and will particularly address patients with diabetes, heart disease and stress.

Dr Kirby, a GP in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, and a member of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, said raising such issues with patients could be a sensitive matter.

'The play examines the emotional journey taken by a couple who are experiencing difficulties with their sexual relationship,' he said.

'It uncovers the challenges that men with erectile dysfunction and their partners can face in addressing their concerns, obtaining a

diagnosis and rebuilding their sex lives.

'It also explores the perspective of the GP involved.'

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