Talking with Patients
Many emergency physicians cite discussions about sexual health as a barrier to effectively offering EPT.
Learn more about how destigmatizine sexual health conversations can help clinicians connect with their patients and counsel them on healthy behaviors, risk reduction and options for treatment.
Let’s Talk About Sexual Health
Talking with your patients about sexual health and taking a sexual history can be an important part of the ED encounter. This is especially true for younger patients, racial/ ethnic minorities, those with poor healthcare access because these groups are disproportionately impacted by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This video from the CDC discusses the importance of a healthy dialogue between youth and providers concerning their sexual health.
Counseling Guide for providers
This pdf is linked from the Essential Access Health website, a program in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch. This guide was developed by these institutions with input from clinicians. The key counseling messages outlined in this guide are intended to be used as educational aids and can be tailored for use in various clinical settings.
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