Taking a sexual history. SHAHKUR SHABIR 2011. HOW TO START. Starting can be difficult- What would be a good sentence to start off with for a sexual history?
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Taking a sexual history
Starting can be difficult- What would be a good sentence to start off with for a sexual history?
“I hope you don’t mind but I need to take a few minutes to ask you some personal questions about your sexual history which are relevant to your problem.
Obviously anything we discuss will remain confidential.”
TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL PARTNERS
It may be relevant to ask about specific sexual acts:
ORAL SEX: Risk of Herpes virus, Hep B, Gonorrhoea can all be transmitted oro-genitally.
I am going to ask more detail about the kind of sex you have been having so I can understand what tests we might need to do.
If not using protection ask why?