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The Future of Sexology: Developing an Innovative Inter-Professional Curriculum

The Future of Sexology: Developing an Innovative Inter-Professional Curriculum

The focus of this presentation is a case study of one program. The case study explores the historical and ongoing development of the sexological education program. A number of disciplinary tensions were addressed and which also adds to the multidisciplinary and inter-professional education of students. The case study provides a blue-print for the development of a multidisciplinary approach to sexological education and a way forward for advancing the study of sexology. In advancing sexology in the academe, an advanced program of study has been developed in response to five professional areas of sexology.

This program offers postgraduate study in the fields public health, psychosexual therapy/sexual health counselling, laboratory, clinical medicine and nursing. Students complete common core studies in sexology (sexual health) and a final capstone unit which includes a professional placement relative to their study stream. Each stream has stream-specific studies. The program includes elective options and a further advanced study option to increase research skills.

The success of the program is also attributed to the use of practitioner-academics. As practitioner-academics the (teaching) staff appreciate the praxis of theory and practice. Further strength is added as each member of staff works in the sexological field in which they teach. The five streams allow for a multidisciplinary approach to sexological education. This approach also allows for greater inter-professional education and networking. The program is unique internationally. It contributes to future-proofing sexology through the collaborative, multidisciplinary and inter-professional approach.

Areas of Interest / Categories: Asia Oceania Federation of Sexology 2016

Asia Oceania Federation of Sexology 2016

The History of Condoms

The condom has been used to prevent unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases throughout human history since Crete or ancient Egyptians era. In Asian countries, ancient Chinese used the silk made condom with oil lubricant and Japanese also used the leather made hard condom with dual purpose of disease prevention and penile supporter. 

Complex Nutrition Necessary for Erectile Function in Aging Man

The quality of sexual function and desire in aging male will change. Normal age-related change in erectile function will affect sexual desire. These symptoms include a decrease in blood flow to the scrotum and penis; reduced tensing of the scrotal sac and delayed erection. Penile sensitivity also decreases with age. Aging contributed to the process of erectile dysfunction through increased oxidative stress–one of which is due to induced eNOS uncoupling, endothelial dysfunction in the penis, structural changes of the artery, and reduced level of sex hormones in circulation. Many of these changes can be related to or exacerbated by several causes. 

Sex History in Korea

As in the Mediterranean and most of the other parts of the world, Korea in the Neolithic era was a matriarchal society. The so called Hong San culture of Ancient Korea, now in north-eastern China, proves it with many remains including the ‘Goddess of Fertility’. However, with the establishment of political community and patriarchy in 3 millennium BC, it changed to a male dominant society. During the Three Kingdom and Unified Shilla Period, Koreans enjoyed relatively free sex and intermarriage was not strange, especially in the Royal Family of Shilla. Unlike in China.

Unexplored Problems of PCOS Patients

Aim: Studies have shown sexual dysfunctionality in 20-25% of infertile couples. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age and is a leading cause of infertility. Infertility may alter a woman’s sexual expression by causing or exacerbating sexual problems as a consequence of the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of infertility. Adequate sexual function can contribute to the success of fertility treatments. This study aims to assess sexual function in infertile and PCOS women in relation to their age, body mass index and duration of infertility. The prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) and PCOS in infertile women and its correlation with infertility was also evaluated. And to find the relationship between Female Sexual Dysfunction and testosterone levels in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Significance to maintain morning erection in even over 60 year-old men for active well aging

The ultimate aim of Andrological medicine is the study of the maleness, creating the health and well-being of human male. So that, even though the fundamental study of andrology is very essential, we should finally reach to clinical andrology.

Recruiting Endogenous Stem Cells: A Novel Therapeutic Approach for Erectile Dysfunction

Studies on Exogenous Stem Cells (SCs), owing to their regenerative capacity, represent one of the most promising methods to restore Erectile Dysfunction (ED). However, insufficient source, invasive procedures, ethical and regulatory issues hamper their use in clinical applications. The endogenous SCs/progenitor cells resident in organ and tissues play critical roles for organogenesis during development and for tissue homeostasis in adulthood. Even without any therapeutic intervention, human body has a robust self-healing capability to repair the damaged tissues or organs. Therefore, SCs-for-ED therapy should not be limited to a supply-side approach.

A Study of Sexuality and Sexual Knowledge among Sexually Active Adults in Mongolia

This study was designed to examine the relationship between sexual activity, sexual behaviour, sexual problems, lifestyle and sexual knowledge among sexually active women and men. We describe measures of sexual partnerships, sexual practices, sexual problems, attitude towards sex and sexual knowledge. We compare measures of sexuality for those 18-73 years old, by age, separately for men and women using sexual function questionnaire, IIEF-5, FSFI and Sexual complaints screener for women. We evaluated the prevalence of sexual activity, behaviours, and problems in a sample of 400 adults.