Sexual history and examination

Jackie Sherrard and Graz A. Luzzi

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Sexual history and examination

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common, especially in young people, and it is important that doctors recognize both the need to obtain a sexual history and when to perform genital examination. STIs can present with generalized or extragenital symptoms whose significance may be missed. This chapter gives advice on how to take a sexual history and perform genital examination in both sexes. It also summarizes the common symptoms and syndromes associated with STIs and their causative pathogens, cross-referring to other chapters in the textbook....

Chapter.  1360 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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