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Topic description:
Sexual health is an important aspect of wellness and many patients have sexual health concerns. Yet, the majority of health care practitioners do not routinely assess sexual health. This module provides practical advice on taking sexual histories and using relevant sexual health questionnaires.


Video segments in the learning module:

- Video 1: How to take a sexual history | Introduction
- Video 2: Case 1 – Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
- Video 3: Case 2 – Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
- Video 4: Case 3 – Lifelong Orgasmic Disorder
- Video 5: Case 4 – Pelvic Floor Disorder
- Video 6: How to take a sexual history | Summary & Review
- Video 7: How to Use Sexual Health Questionnaires


Faculty Information
Stephanie S. Faubion, MD, IF
Director, Women’s Health Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD, IF
Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
MacDonald Women’s Hospital
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Tami Rowen, MD, IF
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California


Release date: December 2018
Expiry date: December 2020

Best practice:
- Assess current sexual health at each in office general health screen with paper and pencil tools including Decreased Sexual Desire Screener, or Sexual Health Checklist in waiting room or mailed to patient;
- Screening questions should include: Any sexual concerns/questions and any problems/concerns with desire, arousal, orgasm or pain with sexual activity or relationship/partner problems; If yes to concerns, assess for sexual dysfunction

Current practice: 
There are not yet standard sexual health screening tools and the majority of HCPs are not routinely screening for or assessing sexual health.

Resulting gaps: 
Basic human right for healthy sexual function is the responsibility of HCPs. HCPs are not routinely assessing or treating sexual health concerns in women.

Outcome indicated/Improvement in:
HCPs will screen women for sexual dysfunctions on a routine basis using validated screening tools.


Learning objectives:

(1) Develop skills that allow for discussing sexual concerns with female patients.
(2) Review content to be covered in screening and diagnosis.

Medical health care practitioners (MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, etc.) in any field (Sexual Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Urology, etc.) who would like to address sexual health in caring for their female patients.

ISSWSH Learner Notification

Module 2: How to take a sexual history, screen a patient, and utilize relevant health questionnaires
Dr. S. Faubion, Dr. S. Kingsberg and Dr. T. Rowen

November, 2018

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support (Only for ACCME, ANCC and ACPE)
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles, pass the self-assessment questionnaire with a score of 80% or higher and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.

All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

Name: Stephanie Faubion
Commercial interest: Mithra Pharmaceuticals: Consultant, Procter and Gamble: Consultant

Name: Sheryl Kingsberg
Commercial interest: Sprout/Valeant: Consultant, Palatin: Consultant, Palatin: Research Grant Overall Principal Investigator, Duchesnay: Consultant, Emotional Brain: Consultant, TherapeuticsMD: Consultant

Name: Tami Rowen
Commercial interest: Genomic Health

How to take a sexual history and assess sexual function with sexual health questionnaires
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