Sexual Disorders

Sexual Disorders - Sexual Disorders Nurses' role in...

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1 Sexual Disorders Nurses’ role in assessing the problems Categories of sexual disorders Causes of the disorders Related issues
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2 Issues involved Legal – consent vs. coercion Moral – norms, standards, values Effect – level of functioning, self-concept, self-esteem, relationships with others Sexuality – experience of one’s sexual self Diverse sexual expression = f (genetics, individual preferences, experiences, culture, and health)
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3 Categories Sexual dysfunction disorders Sexual response cycle. Emotional, physiological, medications, chemicals Paraphilias Pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, incest, fetishism, frotteurism, sexual masochism, sexual sadism Lifelong, chr. disorder Gender identity disorders – transexualism Depression due to difficulty finding an accepting partner
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4 Criteria for gender identity disorder- Children A strong & persistent cross-gender identification Stated desire or insistence that he/she is the other sex In boys, dressing in female attire; in girls, wearing only masculine clothing Make-believe play or fantasies of being the other sex Desire to participate in games & pastimes of other sex Prefers playmates of other sex Feelings of discomfort with own sex or inappropriateness in gender role of own sex
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