Sex Ed for Professionals


Posted By on Jan 14, 2014

When patients hear that a stoma is going to part of the rest of their lives, panic may set in for many reasons including body image and self-esteem. Here’s a novel solution that may help: A young designer has taken fashion into medical territory and created a line of lingerie-style colostomy bags. James Shutt, 23, embarked on the innovative fashion task after realizing how, contrary to popular belief, colostomy bag users are...

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Coping with Cancer magazine, which is ubiquitous in oncologists’ offices and cancer care centers, recently ran an article of mine on reclaiming intimacy during and after cancer treatment. I’ve pasted the introduction here, and I encourage you to read it if you’ve experienced cancer first-hand or as the partner of someone who has. One Step at a Time: Reclaiming Intimacy after Cancer By Melanie Davis, PhD You may have...

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Physician involvement in sexuality education began in 1904, when dermatologist Prince Morrow, MD published Social Disease and Marriage. His goal was to protect women whose husbands were bringing home sexually transmitted infections (then called venereal disease) from prostitutes. Sexuality education and medicine became more enmeshed when other physicians and the American Purity Alliance joined Morrow’s work to reduce STIs disease as a...

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New online, accredited graduate courses offer teachers and other professionals credits for a Bullying Prevention and Diversity Certificate Program. The five courses offer three credits for an affordable $720 per course (plus a rebate; see below). Better still, you can take the classes on your schedule! Take the course(s) that interest you, or register for the entire series to earn a certificate in Bullying Prevention & Diversity....

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In early December, I was honored to participate in the first Summit on Medical Education in Sexual Health, which brought together experts in medical education, sexual health, and sexuality education to address physicians’ inability to adequately provide sexual healthcare and education to patients. The two-day event  included a work session during which participants developed guidelines for Medical School Education in Sexual...

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I’m Advocate of the Year!


Posted By on Aug 13, 2012

I am very pleased to announced that I was named 2012 Advocate of the Year by Fantasia Home Parties.  The award was presented to me by President and Founder Rina Valen during the company’s annual convention and training in Philadelphia, PA. The award notes that it was given “For her support, education and empowerment through her contributions to our staff, our sales force, and women across the USA.” Each year, I conduct an...

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