Sexual Health and Treatment

Certification Description:

The Sexual Health Certification will provide approximately 50 CME credits* for the provider in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of sexual health disorders in men and women. There will be a dual emphasis on learning of the evidence based scientific literature in the area of sexual health, learning of clinical practice protocols, and practices to allow participants to treat patients with the most up to date and comprehensive treatment tools. The teaching will be in didactic as well as participatory/lab learning.

There will be four modules which will earn the participant approximately 12 CME credits*. After the four modules the participant will be considered a Certified Sexual Health Clinician. The modules will be lively, engaging and informative providing the participant with the essential knowledge and skills needed to be able to comprehensively care for patients who have sexual health challenges.

  • MODULE A  Female Sexual Health
  • MODULE B  Male Sexual Health, Gay and Transgender Therapy
  • MODULE C  Impact of Medical and Psychological Conditions on Sexuality
  • MODULE D  Hormones and sexual dysfunction plus sex and pregnancy (prenatal, pregnant and post partum)
* CME credits are not earned with online modules.
 


DIRECTOR OF THE SEXUAL HEALTH CERTIFICATION:

Jennifer Landa, MD, Ob/Gyn specializes in helping women and men balance their hormones, restore their energy, and replenish their sex lives. At the heart of her practice is the belief that maintaining one’s health is hard work and she encourages her patients to make lifestyle changes that will result in increased health.

Dr. Landa’s focused, energetic, and straightforward style comes across well when she speaks in front of groups and on camera. She lectures nationally on preventive medicine and has appeared on national and local television. Dr. Landa just completed her fi rst book with co-author Virginia Hopkins. Their book, The Sex Drive Solution for Women, is a no-nonsense approach to many of the sex drive issues that Dr. Landa addresses with her patients every day.

MODULE A: Female Sexual Health


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The first of the four module series will introduce and cover many essential issues in female sexual health. Treatment protocols that are both evidence based and clinically relevant will be given throughout the lectures. The vulvar anatomy and disorders of the vulva will be covered thoroughly including the evaluation and treatment of such disorders by an expert in the fi eld of vulvovaginal disorders and treatments for vaginal dryness from a Harvard gynecologist that includes everything from the conventional to the Ayurvedic.

SELECTED TOPICS TO INCLUDE:
  • Overview of female sexual dysfunction
  • Women’s sexual health–anatomical concerns
  • Causes and treatment of dyspareunia
  • Treatment of vulvar/vaginal atrophy
  • Perform diagnostic evaluations on patients with FSD
  • Be familiar with surgical treatment of sexual dysfunction
  • Understand adrenal function as it affects sex drive and how to address in patients
  • Be familiar with newer modalities including orgasmic meditation and certain tantra  principles and techniques
  • Prescribe novel tools, methods, and various sexual aids for patients to boost sex drive

Module B: Male Sexual Health, Gay and Transgender Therapy


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Sexual Health Module B will cover all aspects of male sexual health, encompassing evaluation and treatment of male sexual dysfunction, including a comprehensive look at male hormone therapy, through discussion of testosterone therapy, treatment of premature ejaculation, and sexuality treatment for the LGBT population.

SELECTED TOPICS TO INCLUDE:
  • Evaluation and Hormonal Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • Erectile Dysfunction - Advanced Therapeutics
  • Transgender Hormone Therapy Protocol
  • Oxytocin Use in Male Sexual Function
  • Comprehensive Look at Male Hormone Therapy
  • Discussion of Testosterone Pellet Therapy, Oxytocin and Treatment of Premature Ejaculation Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction
  • Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction after Prostate Cancer
  • Sexuality in the Lesbian, Gay and Transgender communities will be discussed extensively including sexual function, dysfunction and special considerations in treating these populations

Module C: Impact of Medical and Psychological Conditions on Sexuality


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This module will focus on various physical and emotional issues which result in sexual dysfunction.  Treatment modalities will be discussed with focus on breat cancer patients and urogynecologi issues.  Examples and discussion will be reviewed to gain an understanding on identifying and/or properly referring patiens with psychologic aspectof of sexual dysfunction.

SELECTED TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

  • Discuss sexual problems and issues that may result as a consequence of various medical conditions and their mgmt

  • Understand and treat sexual problems of patients with breast cancer

  • Identify and possibly treat or make proper referral for urogynecologic issues leading to sexual dysfunction

  • Understand various paraphilias and unusual sexual practices and evaluation and treatment of patients with concerns in these areas

  • Identify and treat and/or proper referral of patient with psychologic aspects of sexual dysfunction

Module D: Hormones and sexual dysfunction plus sex and pregnancy (prenatal, pregnant and post partum)


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This module with focus on advanced endocrinology in the male patient. Male sexuality, late-life hypogonadism, benign prostatic hyperplasia, lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate cancer and the use of hormonal therapies, nutrition and the aging male, osteoporosis in men and sarcopenia will all be subjects of discussion in this module. The male athlete will also be a focus of this very interesting course.

SELECTED TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

  • Understand treatment of sexual dysfunction with oxytocin

  • Be able to identify and treat adrenal dysfunction leading to sexual dysfunction

  • Learn about pellet therapy, indications, dosing and benefits

  • Know how hormones besides estrogen and progesterone play a role in sexual dysfunction and how to address these issues

  • Understand improvement of prenatal status, fertility, postpartum sexuality and contraception