||medical ethics women's sexuality pelvic floor disorders
||Urology, Urogynaecology and Female & Functional Urology, Bowel Dysfunction, Conservative Management
Aims and Objectives
The goal of the course from the ICS Ethics Committee is to provide pelvic floor specialists with comprehensive knowledge needed to recognize:
- The history of women’s sexual rights, our evolving perceptions of women’s bodies, and the historical background that has stunted scientific progress in women’s sexual health
- The ethical dilemmas at play in our patient encounters and within the framework of healthcare that women have to navigate to seek treatment for sexual or pelvic floor concerns
- The anatomical and hormonal ramifications that must be understood by all providers
- How we provide comprehensive sexual health guidance to women in an ethical and compassionate way that considers the historical contexts and the need for advocacy
- identify common ethical themes relevant to the evaluation of sexual and pelvic floor health in womenA.
- Understand the historical context of how women's bodies, wellness and sexuality were treated globally across centuries
- Develop a patient-centered, ethical plan of care for pelvic floor disorders that includes knowledge of relevant anatomy, trauma-informed care, historical context and informed consent.