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Title: Sexology as a profession in Portugal: sociographical composition and self-nomination of Portuguese sexologists
Authors: Alarcão, V.
Almeida, J.
Ribeiro, S.
Giami, A.
Keywords: Cross-cultural studies
Sexological training
Sexual health
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor and Francis
Abstract: Objectives: The objective of this study was to describe the socio-demographic characteristics, the initial profession and training in sexology, sex therapy and psychotherapeutic techniques of Portuguese sexologists. Methods: As part of an European survey on sexology as a profession (Euro-Sexo), a questionnaire was mailed to all Portuguese sexologists. Results: Portuguese sexologist is in average 43 years old, is mainly female, a non-physician, and has training in sexology. Age, gender, profession, clinical practice and educational background in sexology, research practice in sexology and sexual education made a significant contribution to the prediction of self-nomination as a sexologist. Conclusions: An interesting diversity of sexology professions, from medical to non-medical fields was identified, and its influence on the practice of sexual medicine was discussed.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2015.1120841
ISSN: 1931-7611
Accession number: WOS:000373913700009
Appears in Collections:CIES-RI - Artigos em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

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