In my presentation I intend to discuss how the pharmaceutical industry produces not only drugs but also conditions they are supposed to treat. Alongside with the ailment, it also markets the normative ideal of how a pleasurable and fulfilling sex life should be. My goal is to discuss this process from the sexual rights perspective. The crucial point is: if every person has the right to enjoy his/her sexuality according to his/her desire, respecting the other’s consent, how should we consider the diffusion of a certain ideal of sexuality which is linked to the consumption of certain products (that are not accessible to everyone)? Is it possible to consider sexual pleasure as a commodity to be consumed?
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