Navigation Links
Sexual health promotion is low among people with serious mental illnesses, despite higher risk
Date:2/12/2009

hen carrying out clinical procedures ranged from 92% for cleaning and dressing wounds down to 61% for giving an injection.
  • Staff were more aware of the need to wear gloves if they had received drug and alcohol training.

    Reported sexual health promotion

    • Only 30% routinely discussed sexual health with clients and even fewer (18%) explored whether medication caused sexual dysfunction.
    • 81% encouraged patients to use condoms and 29% had condoms available.
    • 57% said education material was available on HIV and AIDS and 39% on sexually transmitted diseases.
    • 63% wouldn't stop patients having apparently consensual sex on a ward.

    "We are concerned by our findings because it means that people with serious mental illnesses are not routinely receiving sexual health information and intervention" says Dr Hughes. "Lack of awareness of the increased risks of schizophrenia and lower levels of glove wearing for some clinical procedures could also pose an infection risk for staff.

    "As a result, we are calling for improved training on the sexual health risks faced by people with serious mental illness and better links between mental health and sexual health services.

    "We would also like to see more research into the kinds of sexual risk behaviours that people with serious mental illness engage in and targeted intervention to make them more aware of, and reduce, the risks they expose themselves to.

    "Finally we would like to see research to identify the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C in people with serious mental illness, as this would be an important step in understanding how serious the problem is in the UK."


    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Annette Whibley
    wizard.media@virgin.net
    Wiley-Blackwell
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine news :

    1. Resorb Networks, Inc Sells MyBlackBook Trademarks, Announces Sexual History Tracking Service's New Name, nOOkist™
    2. Psychoanalysts Approve Position Statement on Homosexuals and Bisexuals Serving in the Military
    3. UNC study: Postmenopausal womens loss of sexual desire affects health, quality of life
    4. PA Department of Health Urges Regular Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    5. U.S. Continues to Lag Behind European Countries in Teen Sexual Health - Cleveland Sex Ed Initiative Takes Promising Science-Based Approach
    6. Gay and bisexual African-American men have the lowest use of prostate testing
    7. Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual US men
    8. Indiana University researchers revisit male bisexuality
    9. Dr. Karen E. Boyle Joins Chesapeake Urology Associates as Director of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Sexuality and Aesthetics
    10. MU researcher calls for increase in sexual assault awareness programs on college campuses
    11. K-State helps nursing home staff become comfortable with residents sexual expression
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:10/31/2014)... A new report by Milken Institute School of ... Washington University examines the challenge of maintaining enriched ... in Covered California and who are also eligible ... Program (CPSP). The CPSP, whose roots are in ... developed for low-income pregnant women, makes enriched maternity ...
    (Date:10/30/2014)... Albert Einstein College of Medicine of ... will present their latest aging research at the ... Meeting. Topics include the identification of a genotype ... impairment and the cellular biology of aging. GSA ... Washington, D.C., "Einstein-Montefiore has distinguished itself in a ...
    (Date:10/30/2014)... 2014—Analysis of data from an institutional patient registry ... local control, 79 percent of tumors, for medically ... SBRT from 2003 to 2012, according to research ... in Thoracic Oncology. The Symposium is sponsored by ... American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the International ...
    (Date:10/30/2014)... research group at the DFG Research Center for Regenerative ... Dresden (CRTD) demonstrated for the first time the in ... three dimensions from mouse embryonic stem cells. Correct spatial ... the dorsal/ventral axis was observed., This study has been ... Cell Reports " on 30.10.2014 ., For many years ...
    (Date:10/30/2014)... Nutrition Leaders, a popular online retailer ... and more, is currently hosting a sweepstakes on its ... is open to U.S. residents age 18 and over, ... One lucky winner will then be selected at random ... card to NutritionLeaders.com. , Nutrition Leaders’ managing director Kimba ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Report examines health care challenges for pregnant women enrolled in covered California 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 3Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 4Health News:Sustained local control for medically inoperable, early stage lung cancer patients 2Health News:Sustained local control for medically inoperable, early stage lung cancer patients 3Health News:Reconstruction of a patterned piece of spinal cord in 3-D culture 2Health News:Nutrition Leaders Announces Gift Card Sweepstakes 2
    ... stress hormones may be disregulated in people with chronic ... that helps the body deal with physical and psychological ... stress hormone cortisol by the adrenal glands. ... tiredness. It's cause is not well understood, but some ...
    ... Hopkins University observed that a chest compression belt outperforms ... //When someone has a cardiac arrest, it's vital to ... soon as possible. Usually this is done by applying ... rhythm, but these are usually not available in those ...
    ... surgery for emphysema does not help the sickest patients, ... of the lungs - the alveoli - are progressively ... they cannot do everyday activities like climbing stairs or ... suggest that lung reduction surgery was beneficial for people ...
    ... high levels of C-reactive protein and low levels of albumin ... the 25% of patients who die while on kidney dialysis,// ... such patients run between five and one hundred times the ... population. ,Doctors at Johns Hopkins University have surveyed ...
    ... the dangers of getting a lung infection or irritation from a ... hot tub, or jacuzzi, at home or in a health club. ... clean// and well-maintained in order to avoid developing a problem with ... have investigated two patients presenting with 'hot tub lung' - a ...
    ... in the US have more hospital admissions for respiratory ... pollution and public health. Now doctors at the University ... on Medicare costs in a large group of the ... pollution measures in 185 metropolitan areas. They found that ...
    Cached Medicine News:
    (Date:10/30/2014)... NxStage® Kidney Care, Inc ., a subsidiary of NxStage® Medical, ... the grand opening ceremony of its Oak Brook, ... Street on November 20, 2014 from 3pm – 7pm. The Oak ... are committed to providing patients with enhanced access to the ... more flexible dialysis treatment options.   The facility ...
    (Date:10/30/2014)... Calif. , Oct. 30, 2014  Electronic ... dramatically as a result of government initiatives and ... - healthcare providers have invested over the past ... heart of health IT, and U.S. clinicians use ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155278LOGO ...
    (Date:10/30/2014)...  Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) will ... September 30, 2014 on Thursday, November 6, 2014, after ... , president and chief executive officer, will host a ... p.m. Eastern Time (ET)/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). ... Webcast of the conference call can be accessed through ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Grand Opening of NxStage Kidney Care Oak Brook IL Center 2Grand Opening of NxStage Kidney Care Oak Brook IL Center 3Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 2Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 3Electronic Health Record Usability: CIOs Weigh In 4Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2014 on Thursday, November 6, 2014, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets 2
    ... Ontario, April 18, 2011 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Valeant ... 15 April 2011 to the U.S. Food and Drug ... 2010 for the New Drug Application (NDA) for ezogabine*. ... studied for the adjunctive treatment of adults with partial-onset ...
    ... TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 18, 2011 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for ... Trap-Eye for the treatment of the neovascular form of ... the Company,s request for priority review of its BLA. ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:Regulatory Update - GSK and Valeant Respond to FDA on ezogabine 2Regulatory Update - GSK and Valeant Respond to FDA on ezogabine 3FDA Grants Priority Review for VEGF Trap-Eye for the Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration 2FDA Grants Priority Review for VEGF Trap-Eye for the Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration 3
    An adhesive-backed hanger, designed for use where space is limited (fume hoods, sterile hoods, etc.). Sticks to any smooth, dry surface without damage. Resistant to chemicals and UV light....
    Four Tiered Pipette Rack. Made for disposable plastic pipettes. Designed for removal of pipettes from the right side. Three tiered and left side removal racks are also available...
    ... Pipette Tracker is an automated solution ... calibration and performance testing for all pipettes ... directly from any balance Supports ... ISO 8655, DIN 12650, ISO 9000, NCCLS ...
    ... to configure for gravimetric calibration and is ... method or enter your own parameters (number ... automatically manages the calibration protocol with direct ... to the software, which establishes the calibration ...
    Medicine Products: