ISSWSH Online Learning Modules
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Amedco LLC designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each module.
Female Sexual Dysfunction Nomenclature and Epidemiology
Dr. S. Althof, Dr. A. Clayton and Dr. S. Parish
This Module presents the epidemiology, prevalence, classification systems, and models for female sexual disorders. The historical development of sexual disorders in the DSM and the changes in definitions in the transition from DSM IV-TR to DSM 5, as well as new ISSWSH, endorsed nomenclature are also discussed. Lastly, foundational knowledge on the neurobiology related to female sexual function and dysfunction and its importance to clinical practice is presented.
Hormone Dependent Sexual Dysfunctions in Pre and Postmenopausal Women Including GSM and OCP Use
Dr. A. Goldstein, Dr. T. Rowen and Dr. J. Simon
This learning module recognizes the clinical manifestations of GSM and the underlying pathology and apply evidence-based treatment options, both hormonal and non-hormonal, to the management of GSM and describes the potential positive and negative sexual health effects of various contraceptive methods. It is comprised of three video segments, including: Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause – Prevalence, Symptoms and Treatments; Vestibulodynia – Epidemiology and Diagnosis; Breast Cancer, Aromatase Inhibitors and SERMs.
How to Take a Sexual History, Screen a Patient, and Utilize Relevant Health Questionnaires
Dr. S. Faubion, Dr. S. Kingsberg and Dr. T. Rowen
Sexual health is an important aspect of wellness and many patients have sexual health concerns. Yet, the majority of health care practitioners do not routinely assess sexual health. This module provides practical advice on taking sexual histories and using relevant sexual health questionnaires.
Management of Arousal Disorders, From Anatomy Through Diagnosis to Treatment
Dr. L. Larkin, Dr. L. Millheiser and Dr. R. Rubin
This learning module summarizes the nomenclature, basic physiology, and principles in the clinical evaluation and management of female arousal disorders. The learning objectives are to understand different etiologies of arousal disorders and adopt a holistic approach in evaluating and managing arousal disorders.
Management of Acquired, Generalized Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD): Neurophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
B. Faught, Dr. I. Goldstein, Dr. N. Kim and Dr. J. Simon
This learning module cites the rational and logical use of treatments affecting central excitatory neurotransmitters and describes the rational and logical use of treatments affecting central inhibitory neurotransmitters. It is comprised of four video segments, including: HSDD Definition, Prevalence, Neurophysiology and Introduction to HSDD Process of Care; Hormonal Therapy for HSDD; Pharmacological Therapies for HSDD; Summary of ISSWSH Process of Care for HSDD.
Management of Orgasm Disorders, From Anatomy Through Diagnosis to Treatment
Dr. I. Goldstein, Dr. S. Kingsberg and Dr. B. Komisaruk
This learning module summarizes the nomenclature, neurophysiology, and principles in the clinical evaluation and management of female orgasmic disorders. The learning objectives are to differentiate among different types of orgasm disorders and describe various aspects of orgasm compromise.
Management of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, From Anatomy Through Diagnosis to Treatment
Dr. I. Goldstein, Dr. J. Pfaus and Dr. R. Rubin
This learning module characterizes the underlying pathophysiologies leading to PGAD and the associate therapeutic strategies with specific pathophysiologies of PGAD. It is comprised of four video segments, including: Sexual Pain in Women: Anatomy & Assessment; Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder; Management of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder – Peripheral Causes; Management of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder – Central Causes.
Management of Sexual Pain Disorders; From Anatomy Through Diagnosis to Treatment
Dr. A. Goldstein, Dr. I. Goldstein and Dr. S. Kellogg-Spadt
This learning module summarizes the epidemiology, anatomy, etiology and associated risk factors and principles in the clinical evaluation and management of sexual pain disorders in women. The learning objectives are to learn the prevalence and the three most common causes of dyspareunia; learn the important components of the physical exam for a woman with dyspareunia; and describe the possible sources of sexual pain and relevant treatment options.
Understanding Hormone Therapy and the Roles of Estrogen, Androgens, and Progestogens
Dr. S. Parish, Dr. T. Rowen and Dr. J. Simon
This learning module applies relevant data and appropriate individual choices to the education of both HCPs and patients in order to guide them through the process of menopausal hormone therapy decision-making and analyzes the major differences in available hormone therapies to help individualize the treatment and enhance the benefits while decreasing the risks for the menopausal patient. The module discusses the safety and efficacy of testosterone therapy in women, identifying the benefits and risks associated with off label testosterone use and helps the learner to understand the differences between various progestogens. It is comprised of five video segments, including: Introduction to Understanding Sex Steroid Hormones; Menopausal Estrogen and Hormone Therapy: Understanding the Real Risks and Benefits; Understanding Sex Steroid Hormones: Androgens; Sex Steroids: Understanding progesterone and progestins; Addressing Concerns of the Menopausal Patient – Mock Interview.
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.