Sexual dysfunction is a known complication of diabetes mellitus in both men and women. The aims of this study are:
1. to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction.
2. to identify the types of sexual dysfunction experienced by Muslim women with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Malaysia.
This sequential mix-method study was conducted on married Muslim women with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who received treatment from three community clinics in Selangor, Malaysia. Female sexual function was assessed using Malay version of Female Sexual Function Index. Later, a few women were selected and interviewed using semi structured questions to obtain their opinion regarding their sexual function. Eighty-one women participated in this study which found that sexual dysfunction was present among 27.2% women. Sexual dissatisfaction was the commonest symptom among these women and was observed in 48.1% of women followed by poor libido (45.7%). Sexual arousal disorder was observed in 25.9%, 23.5% complained of lack of lubrication, and 21.0% had vaginal discomfort. Orgasmic dysfunction was found in only 12.3% of these women. Semi structured interview revealed that women seek religious guidance, reading materials in magazines and traditional medicine to cope with sexual problems. All women expressed the importance of sexual health as they consider it as a religious obligation.
Sexual problems are frequently experienced by Muslim women with diabetes mellitus. Further investigation is necessary to determine the associated factors including sociocultural and religious influences.
Sexually traumatized patients often have problems with flashbacks, nightmares and avoidance. This workshop teaches an integrated method for trauma relief, combining knowledge from NLP, psycho dynamic therapy, cognitive therapy and modern trauma research. The method is based on the human memory storing system, which functions in the same way in all human beings. This means that the method easily can be used cross-culturally and for all gender combinations.
To explore how sexual health and sexual ethics are represented in the Bible and how these are relevant to the 21st century. God created humans as physical and relational beings. Sexuality is a good, healthy element of that created physical relatedness, with three functions: relational bonding; mutual pleasure; and procreation. The biblical pattern for sexual expression which best accords with these functions is heterosexual monogamy.
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This symposium will focus on presentation of the results and discussion of a ground-breaking study into the cost and cost-effectiveness of sexuality education (SE) in six countries, commissioned by UNESCO in 2010. Why an economic analysis? Policy-makers all over the world, involved in decisions on school-based sexuality education (SE) programmes, are facing three important economic questions: what are the costs of developing the programmes, what are the costs of implementing and scaling up the programmes, and do the programmes provide value for money?
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