Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sexual Health


Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sexual Health

Topic: Sexuality
Relevant Terms: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Primary Audience: Physicians; Pharmacists; Physician Assistants; Nurse Practitioners; Nurse Midwives and other professionals.
Launch Date: 21-Jun-12
Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Sexual Health and Chronic Conditions

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on women's sexual health 
  2. Apply effective communication skills about sexual health, including initiating the discussion, evaluation and assessment 
  3. Apply simple and efficient treatment methods to address sexual health concerns in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 


    Robert Bunning, MD
    Associate Medical Director
    National Rehabilitation Hospital
    Washington, DC 
    Wendy S. Klein, MD
    Associate Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Richmond, VA
    Michael Krychman, MDCM
    Executive Director
    Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine
    Newport Beach, CA
    Disclosure Policy Statement
    All individuals in a position to influence the content of this activity must disclose relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interests and the nature of the relationship. A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

    Faculty Disclosures
    • Robert D. Bunning, MD – Speaker for Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    • Wendy Klein, MD Consulting fees for Pfizer, Inc
    • Michael L. Krychman, MD Consulting fees from Palatin, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Warner Chilcott
    Staff/Consultant Disclosures
    • Deborah Kurnik, MBA, Ellen Cohen,  Cert.Ed., Dip.Ed., CCMEP, Beth Jordan, MD, Camille V. Harris, MPH, have no affiliations to disclose.

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    Commercial Support
    This activity is funded through an educational grant from Abbott Laboratories and Pfizer, Inc.

    Sponsoring Information
    This activity is sponsored by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

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