Thank you to all who have replied / commented on my particular situation ( all views / thoughts welcomed & I respect anyone who takes the time and effort to express their opinion). To reiterate the relevance to this thread....I was one of those who was never accompanied by a parent, or any other adult during school physical examinations (UK 1960 - 1970....aged 7 yrs - 17 yrs). For reasons which I will explain if necessary, I had a school medical annually. So I had 11 in all (most children in the UK at that time would have had just 2 or 3). Additionally I was examined by a Consultant Paediatrician twice a year between ages 7 and 12. In short, I was as used as any kid could ever be to having to strip naked for an examination. I knew the routine. It got more embarrassing as I grew older. So, it was not a problem - save horrible teen feelings of angst - per se to be naked and have my genitalia touched / examined.
So why did I feel that the exam I had when I was 15 was inappropriate?
1. The doctor insisted that I strip totally naked from the outset. That never happened in any other exam. He did all the routine things - ears, nose, eyes, mouth, throat, reflexes, blood pressure etc etc.....while I was nude. That part of the exam was usually done when I was wearing vest/ pants. Likewise....all of the stethoscoping and tapping back / chest, abdominal palpating....that would normally all be done whilst Iwas wearing just underpants....not completely naked. Patient dignity had gone out of the window.
2. He made me do a whole load of bends, stretches, squats, sit ups, push ups etc...all done in the nude. Say what you like....this was clearly not part of a routine schoolboy medical. I felt very uncomfortable as he watched me. It felt slightly creepy.
3. He spent a very long time inspecting my hole ( but no DRE), palpating my balls and feeling my penis, retracting the tight foreskin several times until I began to get hard. He talked at length about erections etc.
4. The clincher? Years later I discovered a friend of mine had an exam the same day, same doctor. His mother accompanied him. He did not have to take his vest / pants off. His anus was not inspected. His genitals were only inspected very briefly and only visually. So...comparatively...was I 'abused' during that exam. As my USA friends might say..,.Go figure....??