Why Should You Attend the 2020 SASH Annual Conference?

Going Virtual in 2020

All times are Central Time.

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM: Late Afternoon Breakout
 
"Pills Won't Take The [Stigma] Away": Fostering Older Adult Sexuality Beyond Medicalization
Less than 40% of adults over the age of 50 report having discussed sex with a physician. Doctors frequently report discomfort initiating sexual assessments with older patients due to assumed asexuality and other prioritized physical ailments. Over-prescribing erectile dysfunction medication mustn't be a universal "fix" for sexual dysfunction. Instead, physicians must address personal biases against sexually active older adults, and collaborate across disciplines to provide holistic care. This workshop helps physicians and health professionals effectively incorporate the "Do Ask, Do Tell" PLISSIT Model to assess sexual function, to encourage healthy conversations about sex, and to advocate for their patients' pleasure.
Learning Objective #1: Participants will be able to list and describe one reason why initiating discussions of sexual assessment with older patients is important during every primary care visit.
Learning Objective #2: Participants will be able to list four sexual health questions that should be asked during every primary care visit.
Learning Objective #3: Participants will be able to assess two cultural and systematic barriers that prevent patients from sharing sexual topics during a health assessment
Level of audience: Intermediate
Available CE Credits: 1.5
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #1: General Human Sexuality GHS1a Sexual development across the life-span from a biological, psychological, and social perspective or 5b Professional communication skills (concerning clients, colleagues, and students) * or CSWT1b - assessment and diagnosis of psychosexual disorders 1dvii - medical and disability concerns and sexuality
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #2: General Human Sexuality GHS1a Sexual development across the life-span from a biological, psychological, and social perspective or 5b Professional communication skills (concerning clients, colleagues, and students) * or CSWT1b -assessment and diagnosis of psychosexual disorders or 1dvii - medical and disability concerns and sexuality
SASH Credential Education Credit Objective #3: General Human Sexuality 3d Social, economic, cultural, religious/spiritual, and familial factors influencing sexual behaviors and values * or CSWT1b -assessment and diagnosis of psychosexual disordersor 1dvii - medical and disability concerns and sexuality
 
Crystal Ellis, Crystallized Sexuality, L.L.C., Founder
Crystal is a third generation Los Angelean, currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri and working towards reducing newly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in St. Louis City. She earned her Master of Public Health degree at Washington University in St. Louis, where her academic interests in alternative sexualities, and sex across the life course helped her unpack the sexual and generational trauma she experienced growing up devoutly Christian, along with being a first generation college student. She is inspired from her journey to help others reassess societal pressures of "womanhood", navigating the complexity of human relationships, and understanding every ones right to access and expand their erotic power.
Her newest position as Hepatitis C Virus Program Representative with St. Louis City Department of Health centers older adults, people who use drugs, and/or are affected by mass incarceration. Her work as a sexuality educator and small business owner led her to design and facilitate an ongoing series of workshops with Kingdom House, averaging 10-12 older adult participants per session. I’ve also presented academic works focused on alternative sexualities, self-pleasure, and collegiate social group dynamics at The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Multiplicity of the Erotic, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual conferences.