This research study intended to fill this void in the literature.
The aim of this study was to examine young adults' pre-use views on webcam and telephone consultations for sexual health in Australia.
The questionnaire was accessible on the research study's website [ The survey used convenience sampling.
An online questionnaire was deemed most appropriate to examine the relationship between health care and the Internet.
In the absence of a standardised questionnaire about pre-use views on telemedicine, a study-specific questionnaire was devised; where appropriate, questions were adapted from other published questionnaires .
One possible means to increase access is the use of telemedicine.
Telemedicine is defined as "the delivery of health services when there is geographic separation between health-care provider and patients, or between health-care professionals" .
Although only 29% of respondents were willing to have a webcam consultation, such a service may benefit youth who may not otherwise access a sexual health service.