Integrating sexuality into gynaecological consultations: gynaecologists' perspectives

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serval:BIB_B91E6437C837
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Integrating sexuality into gynaecological consultations: gynaecologists' perspectives
Journal
Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care
Author(s)
Schweizer A., Bruchez C., Santiago-Delefosse M.
ISSN
1369-1058
ISSN-L
1464-5351
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
2
Pages
175-190
Language
english
Abstract
There are currently few studies exploring doctors' personal perspectives on integrating
sexuality into medical consultations. This study focuses on the views of gynaecologists
on introducing, or not introducing, sexuality into their work. A total of 30 semistructured
interviews were conducted with gynaecologists in the French-speaking part
of Switzerland. The thematic content analysis and computer-assisted lexical analysis
(Alceste) on the interview transcripts highlighted four categories: perceptions and
description of sexuality, patient's sexological history, training in sexology and
perceived difficulties. It is observed that, above all, the 'medical dimension'
characterises gynaecologists' perceptions. Of greater interest is our observation of
disparities in gynaecologists' discussion of their practice, which is often the product of
lay knowledge based on common sense and/or personal experience. Finally, the
decision to integrate questions relating to sexuality seems to depend on non-medical
factors such as the personal experience, interest or gender of the doctor.
Keywords
gynaecologist, sexuality, perceptions, practice, Switzerland
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