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Additional Sexual Health Topics

  • Cancer & Sexuality
    Author: Altaf Saadi
    This presentation discusses how concerns relating to a patient's sexuality can arise when working with patients diagnosed with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment. It highlights common problems from surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy, presents easy-to-use models on how a physician can broach the subject of sexuality in the "cancer context," and provides practical suggestions to give to patients. It's a great mix of education for the provider and suggestions for the patient! This presentation is also a great way to demonstrate how the topic of sexuality is relevant to a variety of specialties.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but the author’s name should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Learning More About Sex Therapy & Physician’s Guide to Talking to Female Patients about Sexual Desire and Arousal
    Author: Jennifer Wiessner
    Many physicians are uncertain how to begin a conversation with their patients about sexuality for various reasons. The primary purpose of this brochure is to educate physicians on sexual health, the complexity of women’s desire and arousal and the importance of open, non-judgmental communication. The brochure assists physicians by giving them practical ideas and resources on how to discus sexual health with women, particularly issues relating to female desire and arousal. As a sex therapist, I believe arousal and desire dysfunction is mostly psychologically-based, particularly in pre-menopausal women. The brochure’s secondary goal is to familiarize physicians with the concept of sex therapy, when it is appropriate to refer to a sex therapist and to provide resources that inform practitioners about what sex therapy can provide to their patients.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but the author’s should be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author, shsp@amsa.org.

  • SSRIs and Sexual Dysfunction: Beyond Wellbutrin/Bupropion is "better"
    Author: Farah Ahmad
    Most medical school curricula teach that SSRIs can cause sexual dysfunction. However, very few go beyond telling students that Wellbutrin/Bupropion is an alternative that causes less dysfunction. After reading this presentation, students should better understand what types of sexual dysfunction can occur in people taking anti-depressants, relative rates of various anti-depressants, what the research shows about adjunctive medication to treat SSRI-induced dysfunction, areas for further research and a number of other related topics. The slides and Notes can be used by individuals who want to learn more about this topic or adapted for a larger medical student audience.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Farah Ahmad should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Go Play With Your Toys! Sex Toys and Sexual Health
    Author: Perry Tsai
    This presentation describes the various types of sex toys, how they can be used to improve the sexual health of your patient, and the various risks involved.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but the author’s should be cited. This project may be modified; if so, then it should be stated when giving the presentation (For example, "Go Play With Your Toys! Sex Toys and Sexual Health, adapted from a presentation by Perry Tsai").

  • Beyond Whips and Chains: What Medical Students Need to Know About BDSM (14MB)
    Beyond Whips and Chains (PDF Version, 2MB)
    Author: Sara Thorp
    If the only thing you know about kinky sex is from late night cable television or internet searches gone awry, then you're not ready to care for all of your future patients! Though an estimated 10% of the population participates in consensual activities like role play, bondage, whipping, or domination, virtually no medical schools adequately prepare students to interact with this patient population. This presentation will introduce you to these types of activities and communities, answer questions about motivations and mental health, help you understand common safety practices, offer practical tips for providing patient-centered care and distinguishing consensual kink from abuse, and point you to excellent resources to learn more about this common and creative form of consensual sexuality.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but author’s name should be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author (beyond.whips.and.chains@gmail.com).
    Note: The presentation is large, so please be patient in downloading it.

  • Exploring BDSM: A Short Introduction and Resource Guide
    Author: Laura Brogoch
    This is a basic pamphlet for university student health centers to provide resources about BDSM to students who are interested. It includes some basic definitions and background, but the main feature is the resource list of books and websites that provide further information.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project. This project may be modified.

  • Introduction to Sexual Integrative Medicine: A case-based approach to complementary treatments and aphrodisiacsng
    Author: Marissa Kummerling
    This 'project-in-a-box' is a powerpoint presentation that serves as an introduction to the use of integrative medical practices in treating sexual health ailments. The lecture is a case-based study that discusses appropriate herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction, female anorgasmia, and individuals without sexual health complaints who are seeking aphrodisiac options. The lecture stresses the importance of the use of integrative medicine techniques as an additive approach to a history, physical, and laboratory analyses of the presenting symptom and important components of patient education that must be discussed in the treatment of individuals with sub-optimal sexual function.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Marissa Kummerling should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • The Health of Sex Workers PowerPoint
    The Health of Sex Workers Assessment
    Author: Tiffany Kenison
    This PowerPoint presentation is designed to be an introductory lecture for medical students with limited experience working with sex workers. The presentation starts with an informal assessment and overview section that focuses on physician and societal bias, which is designed to have the student think about their own biases/prejudices. The presentation also covers basic health needs and treatment with an emphasis on harm reduction techniques.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Tiffany Kenison should be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author txk68@case.edu.

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