Short guide to psychosexual counseling for andrological surgery

Author/s Massimo Di Grazia, Michele Gnech, Massimo Iafrate
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/2
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 67-82 File size 262 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSC2020-002004
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The perspective of human sexuality includes many different dimensions which have diverse natures: biological, psychological, anthropological, social, relational, cultural and interpersonal. These dimensions are very important for diagnosing sexual problems, giving psychosexual assessment and valuating the eligibility for andrological surgery. The clinical specialist carries out a sexual diagnosis which gives patients/clients more awareness before their treatments and consolidates the relationship of trust allowing for a care to care situation for the subject. The clini-cian must keep in mind two aspects: "Knowing how to listen, and "Knowing how to ask". The clinician may use psychological or sexological tests which are useful for boosting the patient’s/client’s compliance for treatment. It’s necessary that the specialist pay close attention to the complications and expected results as well as the results which would be, unexpected from patients/clients from andrological surgery or treatment. In order to bring satisfaction to the patient/client it is im-portant that clinician keeps both the vital meaning and affective recontextualization of the patient/client as a part of the medical treatment, surgery or psychosex-ual therapy. The best therapeutic results are obtained from a plural-dimensional and plural-disciplinary approach because sexology is not an autonomous science but is influenced by many other disciplines.

Keywords: Psychosexual counseling, andrological surgery, human sexuality.

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Massimo Di Grazia, Michele Gnech, Massimo Iafrate, Breve guida al counseling psicosessuale in chirurgia andrologica in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 2/2020, pp 67-82, DOI: 10.3280/RSC2020-002004