Menopause Care On-Demand
While there is a wealth of information available on contraception during perimenopause and menopause, there is a lack of resources addressing broader sexual well-being.
Although there has been a surge in demand for testosterone, it is important to recognise that sexual desire is multi-faceted. While resources on genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and testosterone are readily available, there is a shortage of information on other aspects of sexual well-being.
Many women experience GSM, which can make some sexual activity painful. Fortunately, treatment is generally safe and straightforward, but it is important for all clinicians to encourage women to discuss their symptoms and be asked directly about them during consultations.
Knowing how to initiate the conversation and where to direct patients for more information will be extremely valuable.
It is our goal to ensure that clinicians are attuned to women's lived experiences.
To support you in achieving this, we have produced a series of two short, online courses.
With up to 12 months to complete each course in the programme, you can study at your own pace, on your own terms, at a time convenient to you.
Menopause: supporting patients’ sexual well-being
This course will enable you to:
- Explain the biopsychosocial model and apply it to women’s experiences
- Describe some ways in which menopause and perimenopause can impact on women’s sexual health and sexual well-being.
- Compare treatment options for sexual problems developing during perimenopause and menopause to include systemic assessment, pelvic assessment and consideration of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
- Identify the most suitable treatment option for particular cases
Menopause and sexual well-being: encouraging conversations
This course will enable you to:
- Give examples of the complexity of factors affecting sexual well-being and desire during perimenopause and menopause.
- Recognise the factors that can prevent open communication about sexual issues at menopause
- Apply strategies to open up conversations.
- Explore the use of psychosexual therapy for sexual problems developing during perimenopause and menopause.
This learning opportunity is open to all healthcare workers, wherever you are in the world.
Our suite of SRH On-Demand learning options enable you to upskill in key areas, at your own pace, on your own terms, at a time convenient to you.
- Accessibility – learn on the go, on your desktop, laptop or tablet.
- Flexibility – learn at your pace, at a time convenient to you to fit with the demands of your life.
- Self-directed – you’re in control of your learning - pause, save and revisit as you progress.
- Commitment – all resources are available to you on the Training Hub for up to 12 months, to allow timely completion of your learning.
Each course costs £40 for 12 months’ access to the Training Hub and resources.
How to apply
This course has been developed with the generous support of Bayer.
Bayer PLC have sponsored this online educational resource and have had no input into the learning content or materials.
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