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Exploring the experiences of medical students learning sexual history taking: a qualitative study
  1. Julia Davies1,2,
  2. Nicky Perry1,3,
  3. Daniel Richardson1,2
  1. 1 Claude Nicol Centre, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  3. 3 Elton John Centre, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Julia Davies, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; julesdavies141{at}

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BASHH, BHIVA, FSRH (formerly FFPRHC) and the British Infection Society ‘Core learning outcomes for medical undergraduates’ recommend that doctors entering foundation training should be able to undertake an appropriate sexual history.1 It has been recognised that the teaching of sexual history taking in medical schools is varied in quality across the UK.2 There is a paucity of literature evaluating how sexual history taking is taught to medical undergraduates.

Following informed consent, we performed semistructured interviews with six fourth year medical students from Brighton & …

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  • Contributors JD devised and performed this study. JD, NP and DR contributed to the writing of this article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Brighton & Sussex Medical School. Medical School Research and Development Directorate.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.