Integrating Gender in Medical Education

Sexually transmitted infections continue to be a significant and increasing public health concern. More than 1 million people worldwide acquire a sexually transmitted infection each day. The burden of STIs for women is 5 times greater than it is for men. Sexual and Reproductive Health Day, held annually on February 12, is an opportunity to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues and to educate yourself and others on how to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

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  Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

Service Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
These Service Standards have been developed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) to support both providers and commissioners in providing safe, high-quality sexual & reproductive health services and are based on current evidence of best practice. The Standards are recommended for use by all providers commissioned or contracted by the National Health Service (NHS) to provide contraception and sexual infection management and services providing pregnancy planning... Find out more →


Sexual and Reproductive Health Care: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is an important aspect of normal adolescent growth and development that encompasses biological sex, gender roles and identity, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and reproduction. Achieving healthy adolescent sexual development involves managing the many physical, social, and emotional changes experienced during adolescence... Find out more →

  Gender and Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

Female Sexual Health Consensus: Clinical Guidelines
This paper aims to establish a guidelines for the assessment of women’s sexual health concerns and the provision of sexual heath care for women. Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library from May to October 2010, using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e.g., sexuality, “sexual dysfunction,” “physiological,” dyspareunia) and key words (e.g., sexual dysfunction, sex therapy, anorgasmia). Results were restricted, where possible, to systematic reviews, randomized control trials/controlled clinical trials, and observational studies. There were no language restrictions... Find out more →


Need for Gender Sensitive Approaches for Improving Women’s Reproductive Healthcare Services.
In India, gender inequality, limited access to healthcare facilities and economic resources are greatly facilitating the spread of reproductive tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases for populations living under impoverished conditions. While the focus on women’s reproductive health is usually directed towards pregnancy, childbirth and contraception, these issues though important can also divert the attention away from other aspects of women’s health... Find out more →

  Male Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

Preventive Male Sexual and Reproductive Health Care: Recommendations for Clinical Practice
The goal of this Recommendations for Clinical Practice document is to describe best practice recommendations for the organization and delivery of preventive clinical sexual and reproductive health services for reproductive-aged males. This document is intended for all levels of staff in clinical settings that offer services for male clients from adolescence through adulthood. Specifically, this document can serve as a guide in determining what clinical preventive sexual and reproductive health services for males should be provided or improved and examples of how to do so. Further, these recommendations for standards of care may be useful to a variety of other stakeholders, including insurers, by setting coverage standards for male clinical services as well as policy makers and advocates... Find out more →


Male Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
Male adolescents' sexual and reproductive health needs often go unmet in the primary care setting. This report discusses specific issues related to male adolescents' sexual and reproductive health care in the context of primary care, including pubertal and sexual development, sexual behavior, consequences of sexual behavior, and methods of preventing sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) and pregnancy. Pediatricians are encouraged to address male adolescent sexual and reproductive health... Find out more →

  Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare and Transgender

Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Guidelines for Primary Health Care Workers
Transgender and gender non-conforming people encounter further discrimination at health care facilities where the ignorance and prejudice of some health providers create a hostile environment of indignity and unequal access to health care. Healthcare providers need to understand how stigma impacts health and how they can contribute to the battle against stigma as well as having some level of technical competence in handling primary care health problems of transgender clients... Find out more →


Transgender Sexual and Reproductive Health: Unmet Needs and Barriers to Care
Transgender people face multiple obstacles to accessing quality health care, include outright discrimination and refusal to treat transgender patients, as well as a lack of relevant clinical and cultural competence among providers. The intimate nature of sexual and reproductive health care—such as screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and breast, cervical, and prostate cancers, as well as contraception provision—makes these concerns especially acute... Find out more →

  HIV/ AIDS and Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of People Living with HIV: Challenges for Health Care Providers
A trained health service workforce is critical to ensuring good quality service delivery to people with HIV. There is only limited documented information on the challenges and constraints facing health care providers in meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of HIV positive women and men. This paper reviews information on providers’ attitudes, motivation and level of preparedness in addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of people living with HIV in the context of the human resources crisis and emerging treatment and prevention strategies... Find out more →


Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of HIV-Positive Women- A Study of Health Care Worker's Views
Botswana's HIV prevalence is one of the highest in the world at 31.8% in the 15-49 years antenatal population. Being HIV-positive for a woman presents unique challenges with regard to sexuality, child bearing, and partner relations. To ensure optimal sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of HIV-positive women, it is important to understand how health care workers (HCWs) are prepared to address SRH issues such as contraception, fertility desires, and partner violence... Find out more →


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