Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD) figures out as a challenge for Public health as it is a frequent reason to search for health care. Information/education is an efficient way to improve prevention and to avoid transmission and dissemination of STD. To investigate the knowledge of women and men clients from public healthcare services about STD and its prevention.
Descriptive study with 287 women and 252 men clients from public healthcare services interviewed from February to April 2012. It was analyzed the STD they reported to know spontaneously and after stimulation questions, the number of STD known and their knowledge about STD prevention. Only 1% of the participants did not know STD. Among those who have heard about STD, AIDS was the most known (100%). From a list of 13 diseases, only 1% of the respondents spontaneously mentioned eight STD or more, after stimulation this number raised to 35% among women and 37% among men. Regarding their knowledge on STD prevention most women and men were aware that condom must be used in all sexual relation but around three fifth also thought that by choosing a “clean” partner they would prevent a STD. The results point out to the necessity of improving the education about STD, as well as to emphasize the relation between HIV contamination and other STD.
As a psychology and medicine student in the sixties and early seventies I realized that sexology was missing in the education and training curriculum for most health professionals. This concern encouraged me to ask my own department and the University of Gothenburg to modify the current curricula making sexology a compulsory subject in the academic training for physicians and psychologists in the first place.
The psychotherapy section of the WPATH Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender and Gender nonconforming People (SOC) is the most obvious component of the SOC that has to do with “heart”, the theme of this conference. Psychotherapy, to be good, requires empathy and imagination, connection and relatedness, and listening to story.
The LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX foundation coordinated an educational project ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship in Poland. This preventative and educational program
The medical sexology can be a significant domain for clinical Psychiatry. It is crucial to stress the importance of evaluating sexual life in the clinical global assessment of psychiatric patients/clients: Diagnoses, treatment and quality of their sexual life’s. It is stressed the sexological approach done by the psychiatrists or psychologists in the medical or surgical team in Liaison Psychiatry inside the general hospital.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent