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Praise for our website and the companion book

Dame Kelly Holmes

'...easy to use, and a great reference tool, I personally recommend this'

Dame Kelly Holmes

"a really useful portal"

Roy Lilley, Health Writer and Commentator

 “I've just discovered your website and I think it's wonderful. The ‘embarrassing’ topics are addressed in a straightforward manner with lots of information and non-condescending advice. I've used a few links to other sites, which has been very helpful. And I love how well it is written. Thank you, embarrassing problems!”

Anon, age 41, UK, April 2015

Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2

'such a great idea'
 

Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2

Health and Fitness magazine

'a welcome addition to the home medicine chest...packed with advice...backed up with well documented research...can save you a lot of unnecessary anxiety'.

Health and Fitness magazine

The Good Web Guide

'A fascinating site to surf, even if you don't have a problem or feel particularly embarrassed.' 

The Good Web Guide

Woman's Weekly

'This friendly and informative site covers everything that might make us feel
self-conscious'

Woman's Weekly

1999 BMA Medical Book Competition

'An excellent book covering a wide range of topics. It is suitable for all age ranges, male and female. It should be in every household - the secret book to make you feel normal and not a freak!'

1999 BMA Medical Book Competition

'Wonderful reading, both informative and funny. I'm not really 100+ but feel like it now and then .. more "just over 70"!!!!! Keep up your excellent website; you are so refreshing and reassuring to read. Big handful of sunshine from sunny Western Australia to you and yours.'

Margaret Ann, age '100', from Western Australia

Bonmarche

'an incredibly helpful book'

Bonmarche

Damian Ettinger BA, MA, PGCE, Headmaster, Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon

'This book should be readily available to all teenagers and their parents. It is simply brilliant, honest, practical and instructive and, thankfully, uncluttered with silly pictures'
 

Damian Ettinger BA, MA, PGCE, Headmaster, Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon

Robert Masters, Headmaster, The Judd School

'A brilliantly lucid, concise and balanced compendium, encompassing all those health issues that teenagers hope will go away, without them having to seek advice or treatment. '

Robert Masters, Headmaster, The Judd School

'an extremely helpful guide. Unlike most self help guides, it goes out of its way to be evidence based to the point of providing frequent references...In addition to all this useful advice, the book is also studded with rather more whimsical pieces of information'
 

Medical Journal of Australia

'I liked the concise and very informative, easy read and organized website. Top site in my book, will use again and again.'

Jose, age 57, USA

'The world's greatest health site'

Dr Phil Hammond

'We were given this site by our doctor ... nice to be reassured. Thanks again and I'll recommend this website to others.'

A female reader from New Zealand, age 41

'I showed it to people in my class. They absolutely loved it; they thought it was hilarious.'

Sam Garrett, aged 16 Work experience, Embarrassing problems

'This excellent, informative and well-written guide will prove helpful to a new generation of young people anxious about personal problems relating to their development and relationships with others. It is clear and balanced, supportive and reassuring, whilst also supplying much needed medical information, and refreshingly free from moral judgement.'

Reverend Martin Beaumont, Chaplain of Tonbridge

'The real beauty of this book is that it can help put your mind to rest over something that has been troubling you.'

Vanilla

WI Home and Country

'Dr Margaret Stearn offers practical, well informed advice'

WI Home and Country

'Really like it'

Tim Lovejoy

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