Sexual health discussions with older adult patients during periodic health exams.

@article{Ports2014SexualHD,
  title={Sexual health discussions with older adult patients during periodic health exams.},
  author={Katie A. Ports and Jessica L. Barnack-Tavlaris and Maggie L Syme and R. G. S A. Perera and Jennifer Elston Lafata},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={901-908}
}
INTRODUCTION Sexual health is an integral part of overall health across the lifespan. In order to address sexual health issues, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexual functioning, the sexual history of adult patients should be incorporated as a routine part of the medical history throughout life. Physicians and health-care professionals cite many barriers to attending to and assessing the sexual health needs of older adult patients, underscoring the importance of additional… CONTINUE READING