What should your doctor ask you about your sexual health?

The 5 Ps for sexual history taking

Partners.  Who? Men? Women? Transgender? All? How many? Do your partners have sex with others?

Practices.  What kind of sex: vaginal, anal, oral?  Do you use condoms?  Why/Why not?

Pregnancy.  Do you want a baby in 9 months? What are you doing to prevent pregnancy?

Protection from STIs.  What do you do to protect yourself from STIs and HIV?

Past history of STD. 

Have you ever had an STD?

Have any of your partners had STD? 

Have you been tested for HIV?  When was the last time? Any new partners during that interval?

Have your or your partners ever injected drugs? 

Have you or your partners exchanged money or drugs for sex?

 Is there anything else about your sexual practices that I need to know? 

I hope this helps.

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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