Introduction: The IPM approach to Psychosexual Medicine as practised by health professionals. Identifying and managing problems in different settings. When bodies speak: Psychosomatic illness as hidden communication. Talking about sex. Physiology and Psychology: Physical aspects of the sex response. Psychological background to psychosexual medicine. Interaction of mind and body in psychosexual medicine. Physical treatments for sexual problems. Sex and disability. Skills: Basic communication skills: The here and now/there and then. Defences in the consultation: Developing interpretative skills. The psychosexual genital examination. Applying the Skills to Problems: Vaginismus and non-consummation. Female sexual desire. Erectile Dysfunction. Ejaculation disorders. Problems with female orgasm. Sexual painful disorders. Tocophobia. The psychosexual aspects of sexual preference and gender identity issues. Internet porn: Addiction or psychosexual?. Non-consensual sex and psychosexual problems. Vaginal dysmorphia. Psychosexual problems approaching the end of life. Effectiveness, Services, and Training: Measuring efficacy in Psychosexual Medicine. Services. Training in Psychosexual Medicine.
This authoritative text for those training in Sexual Medicine now returns in a new edition that builds on what clinicians found most useful in the previous editions - physical and psychological background knowledge and all relevant treatments, combined with psychological therapies, principles, and case examples applied to common problems.
Dr Philipa A Brough is a Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (IPM) and Fellow of the FSRH. She graduated from Manchester University and works as a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Warrington integrated Sexual Health where she is the Psychosexual lead. She has also worked as an examiner for the MFSRH and co-written the RCOG training tutorial in Psychosexual Medicine. She is an IPM seminar leader, examiner and training committee member.
Dr Margaret Denman is a Member of the IPM. She is a retired GP from Oxford who has also worked in Family Planning, Menopause Clinics, and latterly a Forensic Psychiatry Unit. She has had an interest in Psychosexual Medicine for many years and has seen patients in a variety of settings, both in the hospital and the community. She has edited the IPMJ and is currently an examiner and seminar leader for the IPM.