Show Summary Details
Page of

Sexual history and examination 

Sexual history and examination
Chapter:
Sexual history and examination
Author(s):

Jackie Sherrard

and Graz A. Luzzi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0803

May 30, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 22 October 2017

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....

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.