TITLE

THE PHYSICIAN'S ROLE IN DEALING WITH MEN'S SEXUAL HEALTH CONCERNS

AUTHOR(S)
Holzapfel, Stephen
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Fall98, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p273
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article suggests ways physicians can effectively manage male sexual health problems with particular emphasis on low sexual desire, rapid ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and erectile difficulties. It describes an integrated approach that incorporates medical, psychological, and couple factors. It has been found in various studies that suggest that men expect their physicians to address sexual concerns, and prefer physicians over other health professionals for discussion of such issues should this be necessary. It appears that sexual concerns are underdiagnosed by physicians. Properly trained physicians can have a positive impact on their patient's well-being through effective diagnosis, treatment, and referral of sexual health problems. Currently, sexual health care is fragmented among many disciplines. The evidence is clear that an integrated approach to the management of sexual concerns leads to better outcomes. The prevalence of sexual problems means that all physicians working in primary care disciplines, be they family physicians, pediatricians, internists, gynecologists, urologists or psychiatrists, will be facing their patients' sexual concerns.
ACCESSION #
1515093

 

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