ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z72.5

High risk sexual behavior

Diagnosis Code Z72.5

ICD-10: Z72.5
Short Description: High risk sexual behavior
Long Description: High risk sexual behavior
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z72.5

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The code Z72.5 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Problems related to lifestyle (Z72)

Information for Patients


Sexual Health

Sexuality is a big part of being human. Love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. They also contribute to your sense of well-being. A number of disorders can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex in both men and women.

Factors that can affect sexual health include

  • Fear of unplanned pregnancy
  • Concerns about infertility
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Chronic diseases such as cancer or heart disease
  • Medicines that affect sexual desire or performance

  • Heart disease and intimacy (Medical Encyclopedia)


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