Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health Founder Published in American Journal of Sexuality Education

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island – The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (The CSPH) is proud to announce that a report co-authored by its founder and director, Megan Andelloux, is being published in the American Journal of Sexuality Education. The report, The State of Sexual Health Education in U.S. Medicine, was published on March 13, 2014.

Andelloux, a board-certified clinical sexologist and an AASECT-certified sexuality educator, is thrilled with the publication, “We are proud to expose this consistent drop in education standards; with the lack of comprehensive sex education in so many states, many people are advised to turn to their doctors for information about their bodies. However, in the past 3 years, there has been a dramatic drop in the sex education requirements in residency programs – particularly in the pediatric residency program,” she remarks. “This is a public health matter. These standards directly influence the potential treatment patients might receive, and it is great that we have the opportunity to raise awareness of this issue.”

The Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the group that establishes standards and guidelines for post-MD medical training programs in the United States, and provides residency program training requirements for all specialties. They are in charge of deciding what the sex education requirements are among residency programs.

“We don’t know why these requirements are dropping, and there seems to be a lack of transparency from the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with this decision – and this is cause for alarm,” states Andelloux.