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Sarah, revisit 1

Sarah is a 23 year old woman. She comes to your office complaining of an increase in vaginal discharge.

  • You ask her if she is sexually active and she says yes.

  • You ask her whether she has sex with men, women or both and she says women only.

  • You ask her when she knew that she was homosexual and she says she doesn’t know.

  • You ask her how she feels about being a lesbian and she says fine.

  • You then tell her you are going to do a pelvic exam and ask her when she last had a PAP smear. She tells you that she hasn’t had one in a number of years, then tells you that she can’t have one now as she is menstruating.

Sarah then leaves your office and does not return.


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