A nurse or doctor will come and call your first name. They will take you to a clinic room, where you can talk privately with them. This is the time for you to talk about why you have made an appointment.
Our nurses and doctors are sexual wellbeing experts. You don’t have to feel embarrassed or shy when you talk to them. They just want to be helpful. It’s better to say too much, than to hold stuff back. The more your nurse or doctor knows, the easier it will be for them to help you.
Your nurse or doctor will ask you some questions. They’ll only ask questions that’ll help them work out how to give you the best possible care. You don’t have to answer questions that you don’t want to.
If your appointment is about sexual wellbeing, the nurse or doctor will probably ask you some questions about sex. It’ll be stuff like:
- Are you sexually active?
- Are you on any contraception?
- Is there anything you are concerned about?
If you don’t want to answer all the questions, that’s totally okay. It’s up to you.
Your nurse or doctor will also ask you some questions about your medical history and safety.
For some appointments, your nurse or doctor may ask if it’s okay to look at, or touch, the part of your body that needs help. This is so they can work out what might be going wrong, or how they can help you. Your nurse or doctor will never look at your body, or touch you, unless you say it’s okay.
It’s always okay for you to tell your doctor that you don’t want them to look at, or touch, your body. Your nurse or doctor will always respect your decision.