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Sexual behaviour

Anne M. Johnson and Catherine H. Mercer

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0802

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Sexual behaviour

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Discussion of sexual lifestyle and the ability to take a sexual history are relevant to a wide range of clinical practice. Most of the population is attracted to, and has sex, exclusively with people of the opposite sex. The age at which people first have sex has decreased in recent decades, increasing the time available to accumulate sexual partners and thus be at risk of STIs, including HIV. While many people have few partners, a small proportion of the population has many....

Chapter.  2049 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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