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Old 03-13-2012
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Help Sexual Hx in a married patient

If a patient is married, should we ask him/her (how many sexual partners do you have)?
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Yes, absolutely.

You ask him or her about the number of sexual partners.

If they get angry "some challenging SP want to test you", you apologize and you say I have to ask this question because it is medically relevant.

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Or you could prepempt an angry response by simply phrasing your question thus:
I'm sorry to ask this, but do you have any other sexual partners?
Hardly takes 3 seconds and it'll save you the hassle of giving the SP a clarification.
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