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Sexual History Taking for Female Sexual Dysfunctions (Part 1 & 2)

1h 35m

Francesca Tripodi

Psychotherapist & Sexologist
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Content and Aim:  The aim of the sexual history is to identify sexual problems, possible biological and psycho-social contributing factors, as well as the patient’s and/ or couple’s treatment goals. An in-depth sexual history should include questions and discussions that lead to an understanding of the patient’s sexual identity, sexual activity and function, overall health and comorbidities, partner relationship and interpersonal factors as well as the role of cultural and personal expectations and attitudes. The desired outcome of sexual history should be to design the appropriate treatment that will lead to the sexual stress reduction and sexual satisfaction and well-being.
Learning objectives:

  1. To update scientific knowledge relevant to female sexual dysfunctions
  2. To understand the classification of female sexual dysfunctions and how to make a diagnosis
  3. Get an overview of the risk factors for sexual dysfunctions
  4. To get the speaker’s top 10 questions and their interpretation
  5. To understand the significance of involving the partner
  6. To increase awareness of issues relevant to the attitude of the therapist when interviewing patients

Produced in 2020

Francesca Tripodi

Francesca Tripodi

Psychotherapist & Sexologist
Lecturer and Supervisor

Francesca Tripodi, PsyD, is a systemic psychotherapist, sexologist, and clinical supervisor working at the Institute of Clinical Sexology in Rome. She attended the Oxford School of Sexual Medicine and is an EFS-ESSM Certified Psychosexologist (ECPS).

With more than 25 years of clinical experience, she covers a wide range of sexual issues, focusing primarily on sexual dysfunction and couple therapy. She is an active Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology (FISS) member. Lecturer at the Training School of Clinical Sexology in Rome and the FISS symposia.
Since 2013, she has been co-director of and lecturer at the ESSM School of Sexual Medicine. Current member of the ESSM Educational and Scientific Committees, the EFS/ESSM Exam Committee, and the European Accreditation of Psycho-sexology (EPSA). From 2014 to 2022, member of the EFS Executive and Educational Committees. Lecturer at the ABC course and the Exam pre-course, held during the ESSM congresses. Lecturer at several ESSM and EFS symposia held during congresses or professional training courses.
In 2019 co-founder and current executive board director of International Online Sexology Supervisors (IOSS), an educational initiative that aims to cover gaps within the field of life-long learning in Clinical Sexology for professionals worldwide.
Author of more than 100 national and international publications in the field, she also contributed and is co-editor of the EFS-ESSM Syllabus of Clinical Sexology (2014), the ESSM Manual of Sexual Medicine (2015), and the Textbook of Rare Sexual Medicine Conditions (2022).  
Over the last 25 years, she participated in lectures, oral communications, or posters of the most important conferences and international meetings organized by the main scientific societies of sexology (EFS, WAS, ESSM, ISSM). She has participated in many research projects as a scientific collaborator or coordinator. 


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