Problems with sexual functionBMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.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
- Jane Whitmore, consultant in family planning and reproductive health
- 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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