Medical factors related to sexuality and sexual functioning

Objectives

This class is designed to teach students to:

  1. Define substance/medication-induced sexual dysfunction as per DSM-5.

  2. Develop and implement a multi-modal treatment plan.

  3. Utilize consultation, collaboration, and referral practices with substance/medication-induced or other medically-related sexual dysfunctions.

  4. Assess and describe the medical causes of sexual dysfunction.

  5. Differentiate physical causes from psychological causes and formulate a treatment plan.

  6. Assess treatment options for menopausal females.

  7. Discuss hormone replacement therapy and explain its advantages and potential risks.

  8. Describe the incidence of, symptoms of, and treatment alternatives for penile cancer, testicular cancer, prostatitis, benign prostate hyperplasia, and prostate cancer. Describe tests for prostate cancer and treatment alternatives.

  9. Describe sex reassignment surgery, orchiectomy, urethra construction, and penile enlargement surgery.

  10. Assess the need for and employ psychotherapeutic interventions when indicated.

  11. Explain how disabilities my affect sexual function and expression.

  12. Implement coping and enhancement strategies for people with disabilities.