Problems with sexual function

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7423.1109-c (Published 06 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1109

Training in psychosexual medicine is available for doctors

  1. Jane Whitmore, consultant in family planning and reproductive health
  1. St Helens Primary Care Trust, St Helens, Lancashire WA9 2AP

    EDITOR—The lack of undergraduate and postgraduate training in managing sexual problems is one reason for the under-recording in general practice notes of consultations about sexual problems.1 The medical model of history, examination, diagnosis, and treatment is a poor tool when faced with “dysfunction” of what is fundamentally a psychosomatic event–sexual activity and orgasm.

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