AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2005, Volume 7, Number 10

Ethics Poll

Sexual History and STD Screening

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

STD screening should be part of routine physicals on all teens and adults.
I am comfortable taking a complete sexual history from my patients.
The last time I visited the doctor for a routine visit, he or she took a complete sexual history.
I am in favor of:
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.