In the ICD-10, some sexual health categories are found in the chapter on Mental and Behavioral Disorders, while others are classified in other disease chapters (e.g., of the endocrine or genitourinary system), or in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, sexual and family violence, and other areas. The creation of a new set of categories related to sexual health counseling will be useful in integrating these areas in clinical practice, but also when the main problem is lack of sexual education and knowledge. This will increase access to health care for problems and difficulties that are not mental disorders, which may cause distress, and which, if not appropriately attended, can evolve into more consequential disorders.
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