Sexual health innovations in undergraduate medical education

UMMS Affiliation

Office of Educational Affairs; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Physiology; Department of Medicine; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Office of Ethics



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Curriculum; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Humans; Sex Education; Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological; *Sexuality


Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies


Recent national and global initiatives have drawn attention to the importance of sexual health to individuals' well-being. These initiatives advocate enhancement of efforts to address this under-represented topic in health professions curricula. University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has undertaken a comprehensive effort to develop an integrated curriculum in sexual health. The UMMS project draws upon the expertise of a multidisciplinary faculty of clinicians, basic scientists, a medical ethicist, and educators. This article describes the project's genesis and development at UMMS, and reports on three innovations in sexual health education implemented as part of this endeavor.

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Citation: Int J Impot Res. 2003 Oct;15 Suppl 5:S46-50. Link to article on publisher's site

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