The study was undertaken as an operational research of six years to document and critically analyse the advantages, disadvantages and the outcome of sex education, sex guidance and sex counselling using newer modalities in comparison with the conventional method. Patients attending a sex clinic, including married and unmarried men and women were included in the study. The age of the patients ranged from 16 to 90.
Questions from the patients were grouped and brought under three major headings. The modalities through which the questions were received were grouped into Clinic and Non Clinic which included Internet, Magazines, Telephone and SMS. The questions received under each topic were analysed on the basis of gender, marital status and choice of modality. The study revealed that men were more forthcoming than women and sought counselling irrespective of age. They preferred Clinic as an independent modality whereas women preferred Non clinic modalities as independent options. But collectively, Non Clinic or Indirect modalities brought in more patients and questions compared to the Clinic.
Non Clinic or Indirect modalities could be effective in imparting sex counselling and sex education in the community to a level of creating awareness and facilitating decision making while being complimentary to the direct conventional method of counselling that could offer treatment solutions and cure too.
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