Current Sexual Health Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 133–139 | Cite as

Moving Medical Education and Sexuality Education Forward

  • Carey Roth Bayer
  • David Satcher
Current Controversies (P Kleinplatz and C Moser, Section Editors)
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Despite well-documented sexual health disparities, medical school training in human sexuality remains limited. Our intents with this paper are to deconstruct the successes and challenges in including sexuality education in medical education and to pose critical questions for moving medical education and sexuality education forward. We offer future systematic level strategies for consideration, including the role of health policy in addressing this problem in training. It is imperative that all physicians are well equipped to address sexual health with patients in order to help eliminate sexual health disparities. Finding solutions to bridge the patient realities with the medical training realities is one step in creating sexually healthy societies.


Medical education Sexuality education Health professional education Sexual health Health policy 


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Carey Roth Bayer and David Satcher declare no conflicts of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Morehouse School of MedicineSatcher Health Leadership InstituteAtlantaUSA

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