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Americans Still Squeamish When it Comes to Sex

Sallie Foley

Americans still struggle with talking about sex, even medical professionals who handle women’s health, National Association of Social Workers member Sallie Foley said.

“A recent study of graduates from an ob-gyn program in Ohio showed that 90 percent of the residents graduating as obstetricians and gynecologists thought that they were going to be asked questions about sex by their patients,” Foley said in this article in Montana’s Missoulian newspaper. “Ninety percent felt that they were unprepared to answer questions about female sexuality.”

Foley, MSW, LMSW, is  director of the Center for Sexual Health at University of Michigan Health Systems. She was in Montana to do a seminar on sexual health for the  National Association of Social Workers Montana Chapter.

“Good sex really means meaningful communication,” Foley said.

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