LGBTQ Health Series: Part 3, Talking About Sexual Health

Updated: November 15, 2017

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Communicating effectively and respectfully with patients is integral to patient-centered and culturally sensitive medical care, especially as it pertains to sexual health.  Obtaining a culturally competent sexual history provides a more complete picture of a patient’s health and helps to establish trust with patients, determine HIV/STI risk, medically indicated screening tests, appropriate anatomical sites for STI testing, and eligibility for preventive strategies including PrEP, nPEP, and risk reduction counseling. 

The webinar will provide participants with:  

  1. Broad guidance for how to start and sustain the conversation.   
  2. Discussion of verbal and non-verbal language that is considerate and respectful. 
  3. The importance of confidentiality assurances that are based on state laws. 
  4. Discussion of how to avoid assumptions 
  5. A review of the CDC sexual history taking recommendations with the “5Ps”