Unmet Needs and Psychosexual Concerns

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad


Patients with psychosexual concerns may never address their unmet psychosexual needs [1, 2, 3] (Level 2a/2b, recommendation B). Additionally, it means, they experience barriers to asking for help, due to erectile dysfunction being viewed as a ‘taboo’ subject [2]. O’Brien et al., [2] is a moderate paper according to [4] with small numbers (n = 35) and no specific details about how many patients responded it highlights unmet psychosexual needs (Recommendation B) [2]. Additionally, no further statistics are used to analyse the results, which does not contribute to strengthening the paper significantly. The overall lesson from O’Brien et al. [2] are there is a barrier to psychosexual care.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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