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Sexual Health Nurse

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by capybara123 capybara123 (New Member) New Member

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Hello,

I am a new grad working on a general medicine floor but am interested in primary care/ public health as a sexual health nurse possibly. 

Any advice on steps I can make towards this career goal would be great

Thanks!

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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Is this a new specialty? 

Dr Ruth, where are you? She would be your best resource.!

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Hi Capybara123! 

You can work with sexual health in a public health capacity. Many local county or regional health departments offer STD testing and treatment services, and nurses usually work within or manage those programs. Depending where you are, the local health department may also do birth control services through Title X funding, or more robust HIV testing, referral, or treatment as well. This is basically the core of my job function, along with immunizations, communicable disease control, and community engagement. Feel free to message me if you'd like to continue the conversation.

 

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