Sexual Health Guide Presentation- "Take Charge of Your Health: What you need to know about sexual health care services"

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  • 1. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. Overview of the Sexual Health Guide Alyson Kristensen, Partnership for Prevention
  • 2. Why this guide? • Few materials for a general audience on talking to health care providers about sexual health. • Existing materials primarily for specific audiences. – Teens/Young adults – MSM, WSW, trangendered • HCAG decided a “patient” guide was needed to address this gap. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.
  • 3. What will this guide achieve? • We want this guide to: – Educate men and women of all ages about sexual health and the preventive services they need – Empower them to take control of their sexual health – Motivate them to seek out necessary services – Help them communicate with a provider about issues affecting their sexual health It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.
  • 4. What is in the guide? • Action steps for achieving good sexual health • Information on recommended preventive sexual health services for men and women • Tips on how to talk with a health care provider • Resources • Boxes that highlight specific issues It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.
  • 5. What is in the guide? (cont.) • What is Sexual Health and How Do I Achieve It? – Repeats key messages developed by the NCSH • What are Preventive Sexual Health Services? – Introduces the concept of preventive services – Gives brief overview of screenings, vaccines, and counseling services – Notes that many are available at no-cost under health reform law or for low-cost at local clinics It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.
  • 6. What is in the guide? (cont.) • What Sexual Health Services Do Women/Men Need? – Screenings, vaccines, and counseling services recommended by USPSTF and CDC • Two services for men not recommended, but considered important by the HCAG (Intimate partner violence, contraceptive counseling) – WSW and MSM • Created call-out box for WSW to motivate them to seek out these services. No specific recommendations for WSW. • Included MSM recommendations in text. – Tables that summarize the recommended services by age – Boxes that define what it means to be “at risk” It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.
  • 7. What is in the guide? (cont.) • What Types of Health Care Providers Address Sexual Health? – Describes the types of providers that can address sexual health and where they can be found • How Can I Talk With My Health Care Provider About Sexual Health? – Suggests conversation starters – Provides sample questions someone might ask their provider about different sexual health topics – Lists questions a provider might ask a patient (using the 5 Ps) It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.
  • 8. What is in the guide? (cont.) • What to Look for in a Sexual Health Care Provider – Describes what a good provider should and should not do. – Box that emphasizes good sexual health is within one’s control. • Where to Learn More – National resources on various sexual health topics It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.
  • 9. Where are we in its development? • Audience-tested in Fort Lauderdale in August – Very positive response overall – More to come on what we learned • Content is nearly final. May still need tweaking. • Need to think about alternative formats – Shorter – More accessible to consumers It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time. It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.