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  Published: 28/03/2018

   
SPECIALTIES LIST

 

  

ABOUT SEXUAL HEALTH


Sexual health medicine is the specialist area of medical practice principally concerned with the prevention of infection and care of persons affected by infections that are sexually transmissible. It encompasses the individual, cultural, interpersonal and microbial factors that contribute to these diseases. Sexual health medicine includes the clinical and psychological issues concerned with reproductive medicine, sexual assault and sexual dysfunction. Sexual health medicine is also concerned with the promotion of the sexual health of the community by identifying and minimising the impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, through education, behaviour change, advocacy, clinical service provision, surveillance and research. 1

 
1 www.acshp.org.au