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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160-162

The art of sexual history taking and barriers faced by residents

Department of Psychiatry, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi V Singh
1212, Boys Wing, UGPG Hostel, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_42_18

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It is a well-established fact that sexual health has a very strong influence on emotional as well as physical well-being. Hence, it is imperative that effort is taken to acquire information about sex-related issues in patients' lives. Substantial amount of literature is available stating the importance of a good sexual history. Negligence on the part of residents by avoiding adequate sexual history can lead to important problems going untouched. This article aims to give some insights into what exactly are the obstacles faced by residents in taking a good sexual history. It will help the residents to develop an unbiased attitude and be more facilitating while taking sexual history. This can go a long way to make the patients feel more encouraged and comfortable in sharing not only their sexual complaints but also their attitudes and beliefs regarding sex.

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