Sexual Dysfunctions : Diagnosis and Treatment

By Vikasni Kannan
Human sexuality has been a point of curiosity and interest in humankind for many years. It can be seen from this course is designed to help the learner understand about human sexuality.
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Sexual Dysfunction – The complexities of sexuality

Sexual dysfunction is identified by continual issues regarding the sexual response during sexual activity that prevent satisfaction. It is caused by physical and psychological problems. Sexual dysfunction is affected by physical, psychological, and health issues. It is also affected due to lack of desire, physical issues, and hormonal imbalances. It is an exciting phase that performs arousal and desire as the sexual response. Approximately, both men – 31% and women – 43% suffer from sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction happens during the sexual response cycle. Knowing about sexual dysfunction: historical symptoms and physical examination.


  1. Desire disorders
  2. Arousal disorders
  3. Orgasm disorders
  4. Pain disorders

Sexuality and a Sexual Response Cycle

  • Sexuality is generated by desire, arousal, and pleasure.
  • The sexual response cycle – consists of 4 stages of the sexual response cycle.

Four stages of the sexual response cycle

  • Excitement
  • Plateau
  • Orgasm
  • Resolution

Sexuality components include:

  • Values
  • Views
  • Bodies
  • Wants
  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Thoughts

 Physical and psychological issues that cause sexual dysfunction.

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Anxieties

Problems interfere with sexual feelings and mental health issues.

Diagnosing sexual dysfunction was treated by identifying the problems that were causing both psychological, medical, and physical health problems. Based on the – 

  • "Psychological cause"
  • Counselling therapy
  • Behavior Modification
  • Education
  • Physical cause –
  • Medications
  • Mechanical aids.

The course includes:

Introduction to Sexuality: It is a physical phenomenon or psychological variation between both genders, female and male, including sexual characteristics of both primary and secondary characteristics such as reproductive system, muscularity, and height.

Sexual response cycle: Physiologic patterns of events that takes place during sexual arousal and sexual activity.

Sexual History Taking: Assessing and screening to provide good care of the patient’s health regarding a wide range of sexual health concerns.

Sexual Dysfunction – Physical issues, psychological problems, hormonal imbalance.

Assessments – Measurement level of serum prolactin and testosterone levels, thyroid and liver functioning test, drug use discussions.

Specific techniques include psychoeducation, physical examination, behavioral therapy, sexual therapy, and counseling.

This course will give a theoretical and practical understanding - helping professionals handle clients with sexual issues better.

Course Duration:03 Months 

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What you'll learn

  • Human sexuality
  • Sexual response cycle
  • How to take a sexual history
  • Understanding the psychological, biological and socio-cultural etiology
  • Diagnostic criteria for diagnosis
  • Sexual dysfunction in males
  • Sexual dysfunction in females
  • Assessment tools used in practice
  • Psychological management of sexual dysfunctions


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Key Highlights

  • Online Flexible Lectures for Students
  • Theoretical and Practical Presentation
  • Expert faculties
  • RCI Registered Faculties
  • Skill Oriented Course
  • Skill Based Training



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