Taking Routine Histories of Sexual Health – A System-Wide Approach for Health Centers

Learning about the sexual health and behavior of patients is an important part of providing high-quality, patient-centered, accessible, and efficient health care to the people in your health center. This toolkit has been created to help develop and implement systems for collecting routine histories of sexual health with all adult patients. Sexual histories should also be taken with adolescent patients. However, because the history-taking approach differs somewhat for adolescents, we recommend supplementing the information provided here with additional resources focused on adolescents. Understanding that all health centers are different, the tools have been designed to be adaptable to different practices and patient populations. Additionally, an extensive list of resources has been included to further your learning about sexual health and behavior and taking routine sexual histories.

Nursing Education Online Course

The program consists of four Virtual Simulation Games (VSG), of varying lengths, in a variety of settings (i.e. emergency department to community care), and across a range of professional expertise (senior nursing students to nurse practitioners). Each VSG has embedded self-assessments, learning outcomes, and curated resources.

Take the Course!

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Recent Resources