Sex in The City With a Twist or Is This A New Sexual Revolution?

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The Women’s Sexual Health Foundation and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Hold 2006 Female Sexual Dysfunction Symposium - April 22, 2006 -

The Women’s Sexual Health Foundation (TWSHF), based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons-Department of Urology will hold their second annual continuing education symposium on Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) and Health April 22, 2006.

“The first one was so successful that Columbia University invited The Foundation to co-sponsor an FSD symposium as a joint annual event,” said Executive Director Lisa A. Martinez, R.N. J.D. “The Foundation is very pleased to have such a working relationship with Columbia and in particular with Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, urologist and expert in FSD.”

This year's symposium will have a unique focus. Martinez stated, “We received numerous requests from professionals to help them add the full complement of female sexual health services to their practice because they are hearing from women who want help.” Perhaps this is a new sexual revolution. Women are speaking up.

Healthcare providers will have an opportunity to learn how to set up their own female sexual health clinic—a first. “We will continue to take a multi-disciplinary approach to find the answers to the thousands of questions being raised about women’s sexuality,” adds Martinez, “but we will also center on what will assist the healthcare provider in his or her everyday practice so that the provider can better serve their female patients who are struggling with sexual health problems now .”

The study of Female Sexual Dysfunction is experiencing rapid growth in all areas of diagnosis, epidemiology, pharmacology and treatment. As a result, there is a great need to bring educational information from both the physical and psychological perspective to healthcare providers who traditionally have received little if any training in this area. Female Sexual Dysfunction can include loss of desire, arousal problems, orgasmic difficulties, pain with intercourse and without intercourse, as in the case of Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome and other sexual problems.

Fore more information on the 2006 Female Sexual Dysfunction(FSD) and Health Symposium please go to

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Center for Continuing Medical Education

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

630 West 168th Street, Unit 39

New York, NY 10032

Telephone: (212) 305-3334

Fax: (212) 781-6047

e-mail: [email protected]

The 2006 symposium is supported by generous educational grants from Procter & Gamble, Zestra Laboratories, Inc., Palatin Technologies, Inc., VIVUS, and The Women’s Sexual Health Foundation.

The Women’s Sexual Health Foundation, founded in 2003, is a non-profit international foundation whose primary mission is to educate the public and healthcare providers in the area of sexual health and sexual health difficulties. This foundation is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is run completely by a volunteer staff and assisted by a professional advisory board, who also donate their time.


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