Why It’s Important to Be Honest About Your Sexual History
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- Come prepared: Think of questions or concerns to bring up before the appointment. That way there won’t be any possibility of forgetting to ask an important question. You can write down your questions or concerns and hand the paper to the doctor to alleviate some awkwardness you might be feeling, as well.
- Let the office know ahead of time: The doctor can better prepare organized answers and information for you if you let the nurse know ahead of time there are sexual concerns you want to discuss during your office visit.
- Find a doctor you like: You know how you share more information with your friends versus acquaintances? Well, same thing goes for your doctor. If you don’t feel comfortable with your current doctor, do some research to find someone you feel comfortable with. Whether it be a doctor of the same gender or someone closer to your age, just find that person you click with and the conversation will come easier.