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In case you were wondering, taking a sexual history in an OSCE situation is just as mortifying as you expect it to be. Especially when you want to wince apologetically before every question you ask. Especially when you have no idea how personal is too personal, and what sexual practices might or might not be normal for a person. Especially when you’re a 23-year-old virgin from a sexually repressive culture and a celibacy-until-marriage religion, it becomes very obvious very quickly how little you know about sex, as was reflected in the patient’s facial expressions.

I didn’t ask the medical questions I should have asked, and asked way too many personal questions I shouldn’t have asked. I almost feel like I should be red flagged for that station. Hey, all in the name of creating a comfortable, confidential space, right… 

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