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Gender and sexual health in clinical practice in Lebanon

Show simple item record El-Kak F. Jurdi R. Kaddour A. Zurayk H.
dc.contributor.editor 2004 2017-10-18T13:37:05Z 2017-10-18T13:37:05Z 2004
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.ijgo.2004.09.002
dc.identifier.issn 00207292
dc.description.abstract This study examines the readiness of obstetricians-gynecologists (Ob-Gyns) in Lebanon to provide sexual consultation, their degree of comfort when discussing issues of sexual health, and their attitudes regarding assessment, treatment, and referral. Data on these concepts were collected through face-to-face interviews with 286 randomly selected Ob-Gyns. Most Ob-Gyns reported feeling comfortable discussing sexuality during consultations, which they attributed much more to professional experience than to training. Most Ob-Gyns reported giving proper time for management of sexual health issues and follow-up, as these issues are brought up frequently by their women clients. However, results suggest that only one-third (31percent) of Lebanese Ob-Gyns nearly always take the initiative in asking patients about their sexual health. Moreover, almost 45percent of participating Ob-Gyns did not recognize a strong relationship between reproductive health and sexual functioning. Gender was not found to be an important predictor for any of the indicators measured in the present study. Ob-Gyns in Lebanon are significant consultants on various sexual issues, and they need better postgraduate training, continuing medical education, and access to medical congress resources on the topic of sexuality and its relationship to reproductive health. © 2004 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent Pages: (260-266)
dc.language English
dc.publisher CLARE
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 87; no. 3; Pages: (260-266);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Gender and sexual health in clinical practice in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Kak, F., Dept. of Hlth. Educ. and Behavior, Faculty of Health Sciences, Amer. Univ. Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, United States, New York Office: 3 Dag Hammarskjold, 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10017-2303, USA, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Jurdi, R., Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Kaddour, A., Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Zurayk, H., Dept. of Epidemiol. and Biostatist., Faculty of Health Sciences, Amer. Univ. Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Dept. of Hlth. Educ. and Behavior, Faculty of Health Sciences, Amer. Univ. Beirut, Beirut, LebanonUnited States; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Health Promotion and Community Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Health Promotion and Community Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Kak, F
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jurdi, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Kaddour, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials Zurayk, H
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress El-Kak, F (reprint author), New York Off, 3 Dag Hammarskjold,8th Floor, New York, NY 10017 USA.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID Kaddour, Afamia -G-2279-2010
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedCount 6
dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 7
dc.description.citedWOSCount 7
dc.format.extentCount 7
dc.identifier.coden IJGOA
dc.identifier.pubmedID 15548405
dc.identifier.scopusID 8844225502
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Gynecol. Obstet.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Gynecol. Obstet.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 87
dc.source.ID WOS:000225515800014
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanese Ob-Gyns
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Reproductive health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Sexual consultation
dc.subject.otherIndex academic achievement
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex attitude
dc.subject.otherIndex consultation
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex follow up
dc.subject.otherIndex gender
dc.subject.otherIndex gynecology
dc.subject.otherIndex health care
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex interview
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex medical education
dc.subject.otherIndex medical practice
dc.subject.otherIndex medical profession
dc.subject.otherIndex medical specialist
dc.subject.otherIndex obstetrics
dc.subject.otherIndex patient referral
dc.subject.otherIndex prediction
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex randomization
dc.subject.otherIndex reproductive health
dc.subject.otherIndex sexual function
dc.subject.otherIndex sexuality
dc.subject.otherIndex Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Gynecology
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Interviews
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Obstetrics
dc.subject.otherIndex Physician's Practice Patterns
dc.subject.otherIndex Physician-Patient Relations
dc.subject.otherIndex Sampling Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Sexual Behavior
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus COMMUNICATION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CARE
dc.subject.otherWOS Obstetrics and Gynecology

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