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Let’s Talk About Sex: An Inclusive Sexual History Conversation with Young People


Published Date: 03/25/2024

Expiration Date: 01/24/2027

CE Credit: CME:1CNE: 1


The sexual history is a highly sensitive yet essential part of overall health and wellness. Doing this in an inclusive, comprehensive way can be challenging for providers. Applying this to the adolescents and young adult (AYA) population often yields additional knowledge and comfort gaps by clinicians and health care staff. This training address specific professional practice gaps pertaining to: key terminology that is inclusive of various gender identities, the core concepts of the sexual history, different components of the sexual history and address some of the nuances related obtaining a sexual history in adolescents and young adults.


Erica A. Bostick,MD

Erica Bostick, MD  is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine and Internal Medicine, completing her Internal Medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Morningside - Mt. Sinai West in New York City, and her Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She specializes in caring for adolescents and young adults, specifically in the fields of transgender medicine, sexual and reproductive healthcare, as well as eating disorders, and has presented nationally on the topic of LGBTQGNC care.

Part of her clinical time is also spent at the Monroe County STD Clinic, focusing on treatment, prevention and education surrounding sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Bostick is passionate about empowering patients with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the differences between gender identity, sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation and gender expression.
  • Identify components of the sexual history.
  • Describe the approach to obtaining an inclusive, adolescent-focused sexual history from adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients.

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