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Home Office : Paruresis and mandatory drugs testing in prisons

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 This letter, signed by Beverley Hughes MP, explains the prison service procedures applicable to dealing with paruresis for mandatory drugs testing.
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2005 Interview by BBC

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Archived BBC interview from 2005 - Please click on the picture to view a clickable link to this interview. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/allinthemind_20051206.shtml ​This interview requires Real Player to open and listen to - you can download Real Player for free by following this link: http://www.real.com/uk
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Alison's story

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I am a 65-year old woman, and I have suffered from the condition I now know is called paruresis for most of my life. It started when I was 17. At primary school I trained myself not to use the loos all day because they were disgusting and I couldn't stand the smell. It wasn't a big problem, however. I could use the smelly loos if I had to. At secon...
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Steve's story

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I reckon my road to AP started at the age of around 10. I remember during a school medical the old witch of a School Nurse pulled my underpants down to do a few checks and pokes, and I started to get an erection. She gave such a look of derision to my mother who was also present – that I remember thinking 'well if you don't like it, then don't fidd...
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Jack's story

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Now that I think back, I am aware that I first had a problem using public loos around the age of 10 or 11. I don't remember anything before this. I did have an unpleasant incident when I was about 8 but I don't know if this started it or not. I went to high school for six years and peed about twice in that time. I left the house at 8 in the morning...
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