Journal article

An exploratory investigation of sexual health screening in the first 12 weeks of case management in populations with severe mental illness

Rebecca Corbett, Stephen Elsom, Natisha Sands, Roshani Prematunga

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

The sexual health of people with mental illness is commonly overlooked, neglected or inadequately addressed in mental health care, despite evidence showing that people with severe mental illness are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), sexual side-effects, and sexual dysfunction than the general population. This article reports a study that investigated sexual health screening in five community mental health clinics within a large a regional health service in Victoria, Australia. The aim of the study was to examine the extent to which sexual health screening is currently undertaken on newly admitted case-managed consumers, and to identify the types of screening..

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