In 1932, the renowned dermatovenerologist Professor Antonín Trýb from Brno, together with his close collaborator Josef Weisskopf were the main organizers of the Fifth Congress of the ‘World League for Sexual Reform’ (WLSR) which took place in Brno in September 1932. It was to be the last session of this organisation: WLSR was banned shortly after the Nazi takeover in Germany. Jan Raboch (1917-2002) headed Prague’s Sexological Institute from 1974 to 1989.
The scope of his research and publication activities has been and remains quite remarkable. Most of his works are still relevant: strictly speaking, in 1977, he was elected President of the IASR (International Academy of Sex Research). The history of the Czech sexology would be incomplete without mentioning Prague’s prominent sexologist Kurt Freund (1916-1997). This scholar was the first researcher who used the penile tumescence method to determine the sexual orientation of males. From 1969, K. Freund lived and worked in Canada.
Although the Conversational Model began as an approach to seeing difficult patients, often on the wards as well as outpatients and of varying length, it became more associated in Australia with intensive long term therapy for complex trauma. This talk will instead outline some of the various shorter term applications of the CM including: 1) ultra- brief work in the ED, clinic, wards or general practice; 2) Formal Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT) of 4-8 sessions and its evidence base; 3) the CM as a model of trauma-informed care for individual clinicians and team, including acute care teams and their supervision.
In 2015, a senior British judge, Sir James Munby, stated that nontherapeutic childhood male circumcision must be a “significant harm”. His reasoning was that the law currently treats all forms of nontherapeutic cutting or alteration of female genitalia as significantly harmful, including forms that are less invasive than male circumcision (such as “pricking” of the clitoral hood). In his words, “to dispute that the more invasive procedure [i.e., male circumcision] involves the significant harm involved in the less invasive [female] procedures would seem almost irrational”. Against this view, one could note that most men who were circumcised in infancy do not appear to regard themselves as “significantly harmed” by the procedure, seeing it instead as “normal” in their culture or community.
Introduction and objective: Women with disorder of sexual desire persistently manifest clinically significant discomfort with distress because of decreased sexual interest / arousal or due to significant interference with quality of life, well-being and their interpersonal relationships (1). Prevalence studies on sexual dysfunction in the general female population suggest that it affects 10% to 52% of women (2), and low sexual desire seems to be the most common sexual dysfunction, with a prevalence ranging from 8% to 30% (3,4). Its etiology is complex and may include biological, psychological and sociocultural factors. For this reason, when addressing this dysfunction, it is an important objective to know and consider the different factors that can affect it to make a correct diagnosis.
For many years, women with sexual pain were told that it is “in their heads” and were sent off for counselling sessions. These sessions were probably beneficial on many levels, but it seldom cured the pain. Scientific research and clinical practice have since taught us that there are, in most cases, very specific medical conditions causing the pain these women are experiencing. All over the world, more and more clinicians are taking the hands of their multidisciplinary team members and are starting to treat these women holistically and effectively.
Next year the World Health Organisation intends to approve the ICD-11 diagnostic manual; the first ICD revision in over a quarter century. Some of the changes proposed in areas of sexual disorder and sexual health are highly controversial. In this presentation I examine some of the proposals, drawing on my experience as a member of the WHO Working Group from which most of the proposals have come. Focussing on proposed revisions to the following ICD-10 diagnostic blocks; ’psychological and behavioural disorders associated with sexual development and orientation’ (proposal to remove the block entirely); ’disorders of sexual preference’ (proposals for significant revisions), and ’gender identity disorders’ (proposals for renaming and relocation). I adopt a critical perspective, and will share previously unavailable information with the audience.
The partial or complete removal of genital hair is common among women from many cultures. This practice may have clinical implications for genital health. The objective was to assess the relationship of female genital hair removal with genital symptoms. Cross-sectional internet-based survey which invited women over 18 years-old to participate. Women were asked to respond anonymously to an online questionnaire. The data were accessed through an internet based tool and stored in a database created with Microsoft Excel 360 software. Multiple correspondence analysis was performed to determine the relationships of different variables. The statistical analysis used the PROC CORRESP procedure of SAS software version 9.2.
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