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Teaching About Sex

  • BDSM: Boardgame Designed for Sexual Medicine
    Author: Robyn Monckton
    This a game designed for medical students to play to encourage open discussion and interactive learning about sexuality in medicine. It is a lot like Cranium, but much sexier.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Robyn Monckton should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Taking a Sexual History: A Case-Based Session for Medical Students
    Author: Shanthi Ramesh
    This is a module designed for medical students of any year to review the essentials of a detailed sexual history as a large group and practice taking a sexual history in a small group of 4-6 students. It includes a pre-reading assignment of Nusbaum and Hamilton, "The Proactive Sexual Health History." Am Family Physician 2002, a short lecture and three patient cases. My hope is that it will be incorporated into traditional introduction to clinical skills courses, used as lunchtime lecture, or a “Project in a Box” for any interested individuals in their teaching of medical students. Enjoy!
    Please note: The pre-reading assignment, "The Proactive Sexual Health History" by Nusbaum and Hamilton can be accessed here.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Shanthi Ramesh should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Let's Talk About Sex: An Introduction to Sexual Health (mini-elective)
    Author: Laura Taylor
    This project is an overview of an 8-hour mini-elective course organized at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for first-year medical students. The description contains an outline of the course, some suggestions for creating your own mini-elective, and a few resource ideas used for the class.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but the author’s name should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Sexual Practices Values Clarification: An Exercise for Health Care Professionals and Students
    Author: Jennifer Kaiser
    The function of this handout is to help health professions students and practitioners examine their own beliefs, values, and attitudes related to different sexual practices. Values clarification exercises help to illuminate our own personal biases and attitudes towards a range of different, often deeply personal, topics. By addressing our internal values, we can then use this insight to provide more thorough, inclusive sexual health care in the clinical setting.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Jennifer Kaiser should be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author (jekaiser7@gmail.com).

  • Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) for Medical Students
    A How-To Guide for Holding a Successful SAR
    Author: Haleigh Kotter
    SARs are seminars which show Sexually Explicit Material to help participants recognize their reactions, judgments, biases, and emotions in response to different aspects of sexuality. They are also designed to increase participant comfort and confidence in discussions pertaining to sexuality. This project is a template for a SAR created specifically for medical students. It includes a powerpoint presentation, thorough instructions on holding a successful SAR, and access to the sexually explicit videos.
    Disclosure: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Haleigh Kotter should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Educating on Sexual Violence
    Author: Mary Hull
    This presentation describes how to implement in your own school an advocacy, support, and educational program about sexual violence.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Mary Hull should be cited. This project may be modified according to the needs of your school or organization. Please contact Mary at mhull@neoucom.edu if you have any questions.

  • How to Talk to Your Patients about Sexual Function
    How to Talk to Your Patients about Sexual Function through Role
    Case Document
    Author: Rebecca Feldman
    This presentation introduces the importance of discussing sexual health and function with patients. It highlights some ways to best approach the topic and suggests a way to divide the participants into groups for role plays. The presentation works through a series of cases relating to various aspects of sexual function, giving participants a chance to play both patient and doctor, forcing them to confront the topic head on. Furthermore, it touches upon sensitive issues that come up in such conversations and how best to handle them.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but author’s name should be cited. This project may be modified.

  • Physician’s Sexual Health Resource Pocket Guide
    Author: Laura Kromann
    Description: This is a pocket guide for physicians with a library of websites that physicians can direct patients to for more information on a variety of sexual health topics. This is a great resource particularly for family physicians that will have a wide range of patients with various medical conditions. Because each office visit is so short it will allow the physician to direct the patient to a place where they can gather more knowledge, and answer some of the questions that did not get to ask, or ones that they were too embarrassed to ask.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project. This project may be modified.

  • Birds and Bees Ain't Enough: Addressing the Lack of Sexuality Education in US Medical Curricula PowerPoint
    Birds and Bees Ain't Enough Letter
    Author: Sarp Aksel, Preethi Kochhar
    This project has been designed to aid students in generating awareness of various sexual health topics that are traditionally lacking from medical school curricula. The project consists of a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to solicit integration of sexual health education into a school's preclinical and clinical curriculum, and a letter outlining the intended audience of the presentation. Students are encouraged to adapt the presentation to their specific needs. We hope that this presentation will be a solid starting point for your curriculum reform efforts. Good luck!
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Sarp Aksel and Preethi Kochhar should be cited. This project may be modified as seen fit by presenters, such that it reflects the gaps in sexual health education at the presenter's home institution.

  • Special Education Sex Ed Lesson Plan
    Author: Jarratt Pytell
    The lesson plan is designed to be implemented in an adaptive classroom. The scholar objectives are written in a language that is easy to understand and can be moved up or down on Blooms to make it work for the specific classroom. After an introduction to the lesson and after the first class, the lesson should be implemented on a weekly basis. The idea is that the scholars will practice the skills on a weekly basis and therefore the skills will be second nature.
    Disclaimer: Please feel free to use or present this project, but Jarratt Pytell should be cited. This project may not be modified without the permission of the author jpytel@lsuhsc.edu.

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