SEXUAL HEALTH & INTIMACY

  • Biopsychosocial assessment of implications pertaining to the client’s relationships with the ADL of ‘sexual activity’ across the occupational profile 

  • Provides individual and community-level education and health promotion pertaining to 

    • sexual health; 

    • sexual reproductive anatomy and physiology; 

    • family planning, use of contraception, and preparations for pregnancy/childbirth; 

    • sexually transmitted infections; 

    • gender identity and roles; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered issues;

    • sexual function and dysfunction;

    • sexual pleasure;

    • sexual variation;

    • sexuality and disability; 

    • sexuality and chronic illness;

    • sexual development across the lifespan;

    • sexual abuse, assault, and coercion; and

    • sexuality across cultures 

  • Works with clients in individualized treatment scenarios to achieve client-centered goals relative to the ADL of ‘sexual activity’ through adaptive, remedial, or compensatory strategies. 

Potential Certifications:

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Specialized Training/Education:

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health 

  • CME E-learning modules available on ISSM University (9 courses)

  • Female Sexual Dysfunction and Nomenclature 

  • Hormone Dependent Sexual Dysfunctions in Pre and Postmenopausal Women…

  • How to Take a Sexual History, Screen a Patient, and Utilize Relevant Health Questionnaires 

  • Management of Arousal Disorders, From Anatomy Through Diagnosis and Treatment 

  • Management of Acquired, Generalized Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD): Neurophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Management of Orgasm Disorders, From Anatomy Through Diagnosis to Treatment

  • Management of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, From Anatomy Through Diagnosis to Treatment

  • Management of Sexual Pain Disorders; From Anatomy Through Diagnosis to Treatment

  • Understanding Hormone Therapy and the Roles of Estrogen, Androgens, and Progestogens 

Contact & Connect

Heather M. Truog, OTD, OTR/L, PYT​​

email: heather@thewomenshealthot.com

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Original publication July 12, 2019

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