Low libido is the most common sexual complaint, affecting up to 38.7% of women, with up to 12.3% also reporting significant distress associated with this condition. Debate continues about how female desire disorders are characterized, diagnosed, and treated.
Experiences of sexual harassment and assault are unfortunate realities for many adolescents and young adults. Many youth-serving health professionals have begun to ask how they can contribute to addressing or even preventing sexual harassment and assault in their patients’ lives.
Sexual function often decreases for women because of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). This condition includes the physical changes of the vulva, vagina, and lower urinary tract that result from estrogen deficiency.
Patient heard remarks suggesting sexual abuse, plus possible malpractice
June 6, 2016
A patient’s secret recording of her surgery revealed what one risk manager calls “inexcusable and reprehensible” behavior, including disparaging remarks about her body, comments that could be considered racially offensive, and suggestions that the woman be touched inappropriately by members of the OR team. The recording also documents what could be malpractice: a surgeon administering penicillin after he verbally acknowledged her allergy.