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Andrology pp 539-555 | Cite as

Sexual Medicine and Andrology

  • Klaus M. BeierEmail author

Sexual Medicine in Clinical Practice

Sexual medicine is concerned with recognition/ identification, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of disorders and diseases in sexuality. These may involve sexual functions, sexual and/or partnership experience and behavior (also possibly resulting from other illnesses and/or their treatment), gender identity, or be associated with sexual trauma. Sexual medicine places priority on the dimension of attachment as well as drawing on scientific knowledge and proceedings of medical, psychological and sociological disciplines (Vogt et al. 1995). Scientific findings on the psychology of behavior and development are especially useful for sexological methods, showing that mammals, especially primates and certainly humans are “relational” beings programmed to depend on attachment: their chances of survival depend on the satisfaction of existential elementary needs such as acceptance and belonging. These are most likely to be fulfilled and particularly...

Keywords

Sexual Preference Erectile Dysfunction Sexual Dysfunction Gender Identity Sexual Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Center for Human and Health SciencesCharité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie und Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinLuisenstrasse 57Berlin

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