Let's talk about sex : "a qualitative investigation into obstacles experienced by trainee psychologists assessing sexual history of a client during the first interview".
Despite adequate training and sound theoretical knowledge a trainee psychologist faces challenges whilst attempting to gather a vast amount of information from a new client. Sexual health information, although required for a full history, is often avoided due to various obstacles regarding the topic. Managing such a complex topic raises a plethora of valuable insights into current ideologies connected to the sexual health. The social constructions and meanings attached to sex and sexuality tend to highlight a need to move the trainee psychologist towards challenging taken-for-granted-truths and a more reflexive position. An exploration of emerging themes highlights age-old obstacles when managing sexual health matters.