What is observed in the case of the elderly in Brazil is that there are very distinct groups, from those who carry myths and taboos, considering that they were the target of sexual repression, to a minority that benefits from advances in medicine, aesthetics and has the capacity to find, at leisure, space to develop their alterity, including regarding the exercise of their genital sexuality. As professor of the discipline “Sexuality in the third age” at an opened University to the elderly (PUC /SP), a theme introduced and developed by me for 14 years, I have observed that sexual education at this stage of life is essential. Essential not only to favor a better understanding of the changes in sexual response of men and women in the aging process as well as the anxieties, challenges and psychosocial discoveries involving not only the person, but also the family and the society.
In addition to helping to deconstruct pre-conceptions and to facilitate the access to information on how one can maintain an active sexual life, many issues such as homosexuality, female autonomy in the game of seduction, changes in gender roles, among others, help the elderly to better understand the sexual behavior of their children and, especially, of their grandchildren, who belong to a generation with values and very different sexual behaviors.
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