Elements of Gynecologic History

Discussion: Elements of Gynecologic History

Development of gynecologic patient histories requires practitioners to recognize the various elements that are necessary to construct a history that is accurate and relevant. This effort requires consideration of the chief complaint and multiple other elements, including effective communication with various populations including those in the LGBTQ+ community, to ensure a productive screening and subsequent examination.

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This Discussion will help you finalize the Part 2 section of your Module 1 Assignment.

For this Discussion, you will explore the appropriate elements of a complete gynecologic history. You also will consider the appropriate questions to pose in a patient assessment.

To prepare:

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As you finalize your Module 1 Assignment for this week, consider the following questions in preparation for your Discussion:

  • What other things do you need to consider for your patient? Think about considerations for LGBTQ+ individuals as well.
  • What health maintenance guidelines might be needed for follow-up (i.e., bone density test, Gardasil vaccine, shingles, etc.)?
  • What questions would you consider in your patient’s assessment? For example


Post your definition of the elements of a gynecologic history and an explanation of potential screenings you would recommend. Be specific and provide examples. Also, identify the health maintenance guideline questions you might need to consider when conducting a patient assessment. Include any additional information related to LGBTQ+ individuals. (Note: Your post should be at least 2-3 paragraphs).

RESOURCES: Please use two of these resources on top of other recources yo may use for references.

Schuiling, K. D., & Likis, F. E. (2017). Women’s gynecologic health (3rd ed.). Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

  • Chapter 5, “Gynecologic Anatomy and Physiology” (pp. 77-93)
  • Chapter 6, “Gynecologic History and Physical Examination” (pp. 95-133)
  • Chapter 7, “Periodic Screening and Health Maintenance” (pp. 135-149)
  • Chapter 10, “Sexuality and Sexual Health” (pp. 191-206)
  • Chapter 11, “Contraception” (pp. 209-259)
  • Chapter 12, “Menopause” (pp. 261-298)
  • Chapter 13, “Intimate Partner Violence” (pp. 303 – 325)
  • Chapter 14, “Sexual Assault” (pp. 327 – 353)

Screening Guidelines 


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). (2020). Well-Woman Health Care. https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Well-Woman-Recommendations?IsMobileSet=false


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2014). Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

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