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Introduction: Advocating for a Transdisciplinary Approach to the Management of Sexual Disorders

  • Michael A. Perelman

Abstract

Two concepts were particularly important to me in developing this textbook: (1) a desire to cultivate a transdisciplinary sexual medicine perspective for the reader that emphasized integrating counseling with current and future medical/surgical approaches for the treatment of male and female sexual disorders and (2) emphasizing the need and benefit for the reader to use a biopsychosocial-behavioral and cultural lens when contemplating sexual response and sexual dysfunction.

Keywords

Sexual tipping point model Transdisciplinary treatment Biopsychosocial-behavioral and cultural model Sex therapy Integrated treatment model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reproductive Medicine and UrologyWeill Medical College Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Human Sexuality ProgramThe New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.MAP Education and Research FundNew YorkUSA

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