Self-reported failure to address sexual function in patients with inflammatory bowel disease by gastroenterologists: barriers and areas for improvement

Britt Christensen, Ralley E. Prentice, Aysha H. Al-Ani, Eva Zhang, Alyse Bedell, David T Rubin

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Abstract

Gastroenterologists self-report a significant failure to address sexual function when treating inflammatory bowel disease. Formalized sexual health training for gastroenterologists managing inflammatory bowel disease is warranted, with lack of confidence and experience identified as contributing to suboptimal rates of routine sexual health care provision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1465-1468
Number of pages4
JournalInflammatory Bowel Diseases
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • IBD
  • sexual health
  • sexual function
  • quality of life

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