Taking an Accurate Sexual History Sample Script

Obtaining an accurate and detailed sexual history is essential for proper screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While this conversation may be uncomfortable for both physician and patient, a comprehensive sexual history should be part of routine, preventive health care. The conversation starter and sample questions below can help physicians with a standardized approach to obtaining a sexual history.

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