What do all the Viagra and Cialis ads tell you to do? Talk to your doctor. Sexuality is increasingly viewed through the lens of medicine. Unhappy with an aspect of your sexual anatomy or performance? There’s a pill, injection, or surgery for that. But what if you don’t feel comfortable talking to your doctor about your sexual health concerns?
This Friday, 3/12, I will be traveling to the Disneyland Hotel to speak to the future of medicine at the annual conference of the American Medical Student Association. I’ll be joined on the panel entitled, “Everything Doctors Want to Know About Sex, But Never Asked,” by cultural sexologist, Carol Queen, certified sexuality educator, Megan Andelloux, and Kat Wentworth director of Project Prepare.
I want to give you the opportunity to “speak” to these students and tell them what they need to know about providing sexual health care. Today through Thursday I will pose a different question about sexual health and the role of your doctor in ensuring you have a happy, healthy sex life. Tell me what you think and I’ll pass it on to the budding doctors who desperately want to learn how to make the doctor’s office a more sex positive environment.
Today’s question: Do you think the doctor’s office is an appropriate place to seek help for sexual health concerns?