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Sex & the Skin
Sunday, March 03
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Miguel R. Sanchez, MD, FAAD - Handout
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Recognize sexual practices and behaviors that can lead to connubial and sexually transmitted diseases.
- Demonstrate knowledge of inflammatory and traumatic skin diseases related to sexual behavior and customs.
- Determine best diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
The skin has been referred to as “the largest sex organ in the body.” This session will explore ways in which sexual behavior and customs affect the skin, and discuss inflammatory and traumatic skin diseases that can result from customary and nontraditional sexual practices including body adornment methods to enhance physical appeal. In addition, best-practice evaluation and treatment of the mucocutaneous manifestations of the more than 25 infections that can be sexually-transmitted will be reviewed. Cases from a dermatology department staffed STD clinic, a main source of referral of the NYC Health Department, will be presented and discussed.