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Let’s have a look – the importance of clinical examination

Let’s have a look – the importance of clinical examination

How does the male partner cope when the female partner has severe penetration anxiety resulting in impenetrable spasm of the pelvic floor muscles? Very little attention has been given to the male partner and the few studies that exist are small. Although it is the woman who experiences the vaginismus, the problem is a relational one experienced by 2 individuals. Single women not interested in sexual relationships rarely present for help.

This presentation will consider the effects on the male partner – the non-presenting patient. Relevant factors may be the personality characteristics of the man, cultural expectations of male/female roles and behaviours around sex, sex education, knowledge and personal experiences. There may be differences in response between Western and Eastern cultures especially when considering personal choice/dating scenario marriages versus arranged marriages where the couple has not spent time together and where both may be virgins.
Most men worry that their penis is too small, but what if it is too big? What is the incidence of sexual difficulties in men whose partners have vaginismus? And which comes first? What are the anxieties faced by the male in this situation and what are his unmet needs? And what is the impact on the relationship and procreation aspirations? And finally, the non-presenting patient can be an ally or an enemy, and it is better to have a accomplice than a saboteur.

Speakers: Wendy Vanselow
Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2011

WAS 2011

Trauma Relief: An Integrated Approach for Working with Sexually Abused Clients

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.

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Some Biblical Principles for Sexuality

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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How should the Public Health Model be applied so it really contributes to improved sexual health for all?  Public Health recognizes three levels of prevention - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary.  Primary prevention involves prevention of the disease or injury itself, Fluoride, Immunization, Education to avoid smoking and substance abuse. Secondary prevention blocks the progression of an injury or disease from an impairment to a disability. An impairment has already occurred, but disability may be prevented through early intervention.

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The limits of school-based sex education: Lessons from rigorous evaluations in the UK

The UK has among the highest teenage pregnancy and STI rates in Western Europe and strategies to reduce these outcomes have a high priority. This paper seeks to draw lessons from the rigorous evaluations of three sexual health initiatives: SHARE (a cluster randomised trial (CRT) of teacher-delivered sex education), RIPPLE (CRT of peer-delivered school sex education) and Healthy Respect Phase 2 (a quasi-experimental study of a multi-component Scottish national sexual health demonstration project encompassing youth friendly sexual health drop-ins, social marketing, branding, a parenting component and SHARE).

UNESCO Symposium: Cost, Cost-effectiveness and Scale-up of Sexuality Education

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?