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A critical component of a person’s mental history, which provides details about sexual attitudes, behaviour, development, orientation, conflicts or dysfunction

sexual history

Psychiatry A critical component of a person's mental history–including sexual development, orientation, sexual attitudes and behaviors, sexual conflicts or dysfunction. See Sex life, Sexual life.

sexual history

A medical history of a person's sexual practices, concerns, illnesses, partners, preventive activities, and risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases.
See also: history
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Our patient is an example of the importance of a detailed sexual history acquisition.
Key Points for Sexual History Taking in Adolescents Finding (s) Action Adolescents believe it is Providers should initiate open, important to discuss sexuality honest, nonjudgmental discussion with providers but are not likely about sexuality with adolescents.
(78) Courts and juries may be looking to "punish" the plaintiff for bringing the action in the first place, which is all the more reason to ensure that defendants not be permitted to use prior sexual history to invoke negative biases irrelevant to the issues at hand.
Another's sexual history is quite telling: "history of unmoral conduct since early life, sex interest quite pronounced.
According to the new guidelines, the sexual history taking must include specific questions regarding what is known as the "5 P's": partners, pregnancy protection, protection from STDs, practices, and past history of STDs.
These included asking women to complete a screening form, some questions of which concerned their sexual history. The guidelines called for the collection of the woman's name, address and phone number.
The fine print, where the names of actors and producers would normally appear, resounds instead with pithy phrases like YOUR SEXUAL HISTORY and OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.
In another, a medical student neglects to take a sexual history with an elderly patient.
One of the terms of the probation required him to participate in a sex treatment program, which in turn required him to provide a complete sexual history autobiography.
For instance, while more than three in 10 respondents believe that the state should invest in sex education to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, a similar percentage admit that they have had unprotected sex without knowing a partner's sexual history.
Devlin, editor of the newly published second volume of The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams (New Directions): When the playwright and the sex doctor met a few months later, Williams "declined to give his own sexual history."
Potential barriers to preventive care by lesbians include healthcare providers' lack of knowledge about disease risk and indications for screening; providers' failure to obtain a complete sexual history from lesbians when relevant, or to do so in a sensitive, nonjudgmental manner; patients' lack of economic resources (due to lack of insurance in the absence of domestic partner benefits, unwillingness to disclose sexual orientation to obtain such benefits when they are offered, or lower earnings in households without at least one man); and lesbians' perception of low risk for STI acquisition from female partners and of cervical dysplasia.