Sexual Health: An Overview

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Lecture Overview

Sexual health is an essential part of overall wellbeing, comprising physical, emotional, mental and social health. In this lecture, lawyer and nurse practitioner Angelika Patras explains how to help patients feel comfortable discussing their symptoms, sexual orientation, preferences and behaviour during a sexual health assessment. She also provides an overview of common sexual health conditions in Australia.


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Angelika Patras has been a nurse practitioner for 10 years with significant experience in primary healthcare, specifically men’s health, women’s health, sexual health, refugee health, neurodisability and degenerative disorders. She has over 25 years of extensive experience in multiple leadership and clinical roles. Over the course of her diverse career, Angelika has been strongly committed to delivering high professional standards in everything she undertakes. Having completed a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Angelika's natural progression and interest is in family law, elder abuse, advocacy for vulnerable people, medical negligence and personal injury law. Angelika's current work in personal injury law assists her to get the best possible outcomes for her clients.
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First Published11 September 2023
Updated11 September 2023
11 September 2025
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Sexual Health
Infectious Diseases
Primary Health
Preventative Health
Clinical Assessment