Sexualmedizin im ärztlichen Alltag: Bundesweite Umfrage unter Ärzten in der Urologie

I. Schloegl, F. M. Koehn, K. M. Beier, H. A.G. Bosinski, A. Dinkel, J. E. Gschwend, K. Herkommer

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelBegutachtung


Background: Sexual-related problems are very prevalent. Physicians of different disciplines are frequently contacted by men with those problems. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the situation of sexual medicine in daily practice and to evaluate German urologists’ need for further training in this field with a focus on gender-specific differences. Materials and methods: A five-page questionnaire included questions about sexual medicine in daily practice. A focus was set on physicians dealing with sexual medicine in daily practice and their need for further training in this field. In April/Mai 2015, questionnaires were sent per mail to 5955 urologists, urology residents and andrologists throughout Germany. The questionnaire was developed based on previously published studies and a pretest was performed to evaluate comprehensibility. A χ2 test was performed to determine significant gender-specific differences; for this propose response options were dichotomised. P values ≤0.05 were considered significant. Results: The response rate was 16.0%, representing 955 questionnaires. A total of 50 questionnaires from non-urologists were excluded, so 905 questionnaires were analysed. The mean age was 47.7 ± 10.4 years, 78.9% were male, 97.0% had studied in Germany, 86.7% were specialists and 37.7% had further qualification in andrology. Conclusion: Our results emphasize the need for further training in sexual medicine, especially for female physicians. This study underlines the demand for advanced qualification in sexual medicine.

Titel in ÜbersetzungSexual medicine in daily practice: Germany-wide questionnaire of urologists
Seiten (von - bis)637-644
FachzeitschriftUrologe - Ausgabe A
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Mai 2017
Extern publiziertJa


  • Advanced qualification
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Paraphilias
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Sexual medicine


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