This presentation addresses the gap that exists in transitioning pediatric urology patients to adult urology patients; more specifically in recognizing that adolescents with genitourinary issues have the same need for sex education and information regarding sexuality topics as their peers. The issue of sexuality in these patients is often overlooked, in favor of managing their urologic conditions, and due to the fact that they are considered pediatric patients. A review of the pertinent fertility and sexual function issues inherent with common pediatric GU diagnoses is presented. The session concludes with discussion of established factors that are influential in relaying sexuality information to adolescents. Strategies for teaching parents the importance of addressing sexuality topics with their teens are presented.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Review the anatomically-based sexual function issues in this population.
Discuss methods to introduce the discussion of sexuality issues, based on developmental stage.
Identify treatment options appropriate to this population, including future fertility issues.