What is a Patient's Sexual Orientation? Only Half of Providers Ask, According to Survey
In the ISSM Forum...
A survey of sexual medicine specialists reveals that only about half routinely ask their patients about sexual orientation.
The respondents were 92 healthcare providers who treat men who have sex with men. All respondents were members of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), an affiliated society of the ISSM.
When asked why they didn't inquire, some providers said that sexual orientation was "irrelevant to my management." Others said that if patients wanted their providers to know, they would self-disclose.
The survey results were published online in June in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. To learn more about the survey, the respondents, and the authors' views on the results, please click here.
ESSM Congress: Submit Your Abstract by October 15
Today in the ISSM Forum, members are discussing post-finasteride syndrome - persistent sexual dysfunction after discontinuing the drug.
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The 21st Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine will be held February 14 - 16, 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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