psychosexual medicine

psychosexual medicine

The study of sexual difficulties and related marital/partner or psychosomatic problems. Training in psychosexual medicine (PSM) is designed to increase skill rather than knowledge, and practical skills rather than theory. PSM doctors are usually clinicians in general practice, family planning, gynaecology, genito-urinary medicine or psychiatry.
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Dr Catherine Hood, an expert in psychosexual medicine and women's health, said: "It's such a family-focused time and that can make it very lonely for them."
As Dr Catherine Hood, an expert in psychosexual medicine and women's health, explains: "It's such a familyfocused time and that can make it very lonely for them."
Dorset County Council, on behalf of Public Health Dorset, is seeking tenders for the provision of an integrated sexual health service, providing the following core services: Genito-Urinary Medicine Services; Contraception Services; The National Chlamydia Screening Programme; Specialist services including; Psychosexual Medicine; Education and Outreach for high risk groups; A single point of Access; Workforce Development.
" Besides pre- birth problems, the age of the father is also a risk factor in certain developmental disorders like autism and dwarfism," says Dr ( Col) V K Wadia, consultant psychosexual medicine, Adiva Infertility Centre.
You will benefit from talking to a specialist in psychosexual medicine too.
Dennis Lin, director of the psychosexual medicine program at Beth Israel Medical Center, as saying.
But if the problem is on-going, the patient has to be seen by a doctor specialising in psychosexual medicine. Physical causes are investigated and, if necessary, medications altered.
" This is only half true," says Dr ( Col) V K Wadia, consultant, psychosexual medicine. " Saliva is a fluid that does contain HIV virus.
" Body odour often influences a partner's sexual behaviour and women are more receptive to it," says Dr ( Col) V K Wadia, consultant, psychosexual medicine. " During a sexual intercourse, specific odours are secreted by men and it's a woman's perception how she gets influenced by them," he adds.
If you prefer not to confide in your own doctor, call the Family Planning Association national helpline on 0845 3101334 and say you want to see a doctor in your area who is Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (IPM) trained.
- The Institute Of Psychosexual Medicine can be contacted on 0207 580 0631.