2006, pp 598-607

Behavioural Therapy and Counselling

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Some clinical aspects important for the diagnosis and therapy of andrological diseases have a deep behavioural impact, which are of particular practical interest to the clinical andrologist. It should be remembered that the diagnosis and therapy of andrological diseases interact with two biological functions — fertility and sexuality — that are more sensitive to psychological, educational, cultural, religious and social factors than any other body function. The clinical andrologist must take these aspects into account as an integral part of the pathophysiological mechanism and the entire process of diagnosis and therapy. Fertility, sexual, genetic and neoplastic andrological disorders require the clinician to give scientific information in the fundamental phase of counselling.