Leaving judgement at the door

Graham Neilsen and Jocelyn Klug
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01213
Published online: 17 November 2014

To the Editor: Swannell's article offers a refreshing reminder of the conflicted and contested scope of sexual health medicine.1 Recent public sector changes are forcing sexual health services to revert to the “disease” paradigm that dominated for most of the 20th century. Moves towards a more holistic vision of sexual health with a focus on wellbeing, as promoted by the World Association for Sexual Health,2 are now being pursued only in the private and non-government organisation sectors.

  • Graham Neilsen1,2
  • Jocelyn Klug3,2

  • 1 Stonewall Medical Centre, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Society of Australian Sexologists, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Your Psychology Clinic, Brisbane, QLD.


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