oa South African Family Practice - The management of sexual dysfunction - treatment and referral guidelines for the GP : review article



Extracted from text ... CPD SA Fam Pract 2004;46(7) 14 A. Introduction Many primary care physicians feel ill-equipped to deal with the sexual concerns of their patients. There are numerous reasons for this, amongst them a lack of adequate pre-graduate training in sexual health in medical schools, time constraints in private practice and in the public sector and various intraand inter-personal factors. Maurice1 lists seven reasons why questions about sexual functioning are not asked in health settings (Table 1) B. Importance of taking a sexual history In recent years, it has become most important to include a sexual history in the family practice setting ..


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