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Standardized lecture components in sexuality education in Japanese medical schools

Shirai, M1; Tsujimura, A1; Abdelhamed, A2; Horie, S3

1: Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, Japan; 2: Sohag University, Egypt; 3: Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine

Objective; We have investigated the current sexuality education in Japanese medical schools. The results revealed that the medians of curriculum hours and the number of the lecture components were 90.0 minutes and 7.0 items, respectively. More than 70% of the faculties were not satisfied with the lecture components. It showed the inadequacy of both curriculum hours and lecture components. (Shirai M, et al. Int J Impot Res. 2017;29:160-3.) It was also thought to be need the standardized lecture components for sexuality education in Japanese medical schools.

Material and Methods; The Japanese Society for Sexual Medicine (JSSM) educational committee decided to make the standardized lecture components in Sexuality education in medical schools. To make the lecture components, JSSM have collected the syllabus from top five medical schools in number of curriculum hours.

Results; We have collected total 906 slides and divided into 6 categories. We deleted the duplicated slides and added the slides for legal and ethical issues. Finally, we made total 106 slides; including 12 slides of physiology and pathophysiology of human sexual response, 63 slides of diagnosing and managing of sexual dysfunction, 3 slides of patient education, 16 slides of contraception, sexually transmitted infection, and safer sexual information, 4 slides of psychosocial aspect of sexuality, and 8 slides of legal and ethical aspect of sexuality.

Conclusion; After the application of the suggested new sexuality curriculum based on this lecture components, we will need to evaluate changes in sexuality education among medical school students and the potential effect these changes may have on patient care.

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Work supported by industry: no.

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