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1

How does health litteracy (SDoH) affect sexuality and reproductive health?

May not know where to go for contraceptives, etc.

2

How do social, cultural and family factors affect sexual health?

May be taboo to talk about these things contributing to lack of information

3

What is the policy for PAP smears in Canada?

every 3 years starting at 21 if sexually active

4

What is an issue with overtreating HPV?

Can lead to interventions with unwanted sequelae when the body could clear out the issue normally.

5

Describe abortion laws in Canada.

Legalized.
Oral abortion pill is now free

6

What are some vaccination histories pertinent to female sexual health?

Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines

7

What is the acronym for obstetrical history? What does it mean?

TPAL
Term pregnancies
Pre-term pregnancies
Abortions
Living children

8

What is the purpose of asking about medication profiles?

interactions for contraceptives, teratogens

9

How does St. John's Wort affect the birth control pill?

Reduces effectiveness

10

What are important things to consider to sensitively gather a sexual health history?

Be comfortable, to reduce patient discomfort
Know why you are asking the questions.
be non-judgemental
etc.

11

Should you promise you will never breach confidentiality?

No, because in some instances you may have to.

12

What are the 5 Ps of sexual risk assessment?

Partners
Practices
Past history of STDs
Protection from STDs
Pregnancy plans

13

Is the menstrual cycle always on a montly basis?

No, some people have longer menstrual cycles

14

What is an important supplement for women thinking about pregnancy?

Folic acid

15

What should yo do if you don't know someones sexual orientation or gender identity?

Ask them and use the words they use to describe themselves

16

When assessing a patient, they have the right to what?
Do you also have that right?

Chaperone
yes

17

Why is the word relax perhaps not appropriate during a sexual health assessment, especially after sexual assault cases?

Predator may have used those same words

18

Since the term abuse can be misunderstood, what is best to ask?

Ask about specific behaviours (pt. may not identify behaviour as abuse)

19

What are some health promotion areas for sexual health?

Safer sex guidelines
Immunizations (ex: HPV)
Breast self examination
Testicular self examination
PAP smears
PSA testing

20

Is the general population screened for breasts or testicular issues? (PSA too)

The guideline is to not bring it up unless the patient does (or if there is a potential risk)