Being healthy is about being a whole person. You’re an important part of your healthcare team.
For many people, it isn’t easy to talk about sexuality, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
There are many benefits to talking with your healthcare providers. Sharing information helps make sure you get the right care.
Any information you share is kept confidential.
AHS welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Sharing your experiences gives healthcare providers a chance to:
If the topic doesn’t come up, think about saying: “We haven’t talked about my sexuality and it’s important. Is there any information you need to know?”
It's important for everyone to talk about:
Everyone needs to be screened for cancer and other diseases. If you have the body part, it needs to be tested. For example, if you have:
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Current as of: March 9, 2017
Author: Sexual and Reproductive Health
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